Air International 2022-06
M.Scharenborg - The blue guardians
The Dutch Police Air Support Unit is headquartered at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where the fleet remains on 24/7 standby
H135s over the densely populated countryside of the Netherlands. The H135 P2+ replaced the old but reliable MBB Bo-105 from 2009
An H135 and AW139 at sunset over the North Sea. Formation flying is practised on a regular basis for missions to transport special police units such as the Dienst Speciale Interventies (DSI)
Two AW139s fly in formation above the coastline at Ijmuiden harbour in the Dutch province of North Holland
The latest addition to the fleet, PH-PXX, was ordered on December 15, 2017 and entered service on January 30, 2019
A Dutch Police Air Support Unit Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) walks to 'his' Leonardo AW139 helicopter at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Dutch Police AW139s help the Netherlands Coast Guard with surveillance of smaller boats from a lower altitude as well as search and rescue missions