Air International 2016-10
-
S.Dworkin - Protecting the Empire /Paramilitary/
As part of airborne use of force training, shooters are required to fire six shots while hovering at various distances from a fixed target.
View of the Inland Empire as N30NT, one of the unit’s H125B2s, lifts off from a hillside landing area. Note the unit's second helicopter in the background.
Shortly after take off from Cable, the unit received a call for a vehicle fire in a nearby park­ing lot. Because of the helicopter’s speed the aircrew were first on scene, even before the fire department, and helped the operation by using the FLIR system to guide the firefighters safely to the vehicle.
Close up of the FLIR Systems Star SAFIRE 380 HD EO/IR system.
The Ontario Air Support Unit team after completing a day’s airborne use of force training; the newest asset to the unit, N10NT, serves as the backdrop
The newest helicopter in the Ontario Police Department Air Support Unit fleet, H125B3e N10NT, banks aggressively over the shooting range during the unit's airborne use of force training exercise.
Inside the ASU hangar at Cable Airport. The unit is staffed by two full-time mechanics.
H125B2 lines up alongside the second ship for a photograph as both return back to Cable Airport.
A distinguishing feature on all of the Ontario Police Department’s Air Support Unit helicopters is a motif of the American Flag painted on the tail.
Close up of the Spectrolab Nightsun SX-16 illumination system.
Interior view of one of the unit’s H125B2s. Of note is the large Airborne Display monitor used to display the AeroComputers' digital mapping system.
A rare view from inside the cabin showing what the shooter sees when manoeuvring over the target. The goal is to hit the target (seen at the left of the door) on the white tarp in between the cars.