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Metro Aviation completes H125 for Seminole County

2nd March 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Metro Aviation has completed an H125 aircraft for the Seminole County’s Sheriff Office, the company announced on 27 February. 

The helicopter is equipped with mission-specific gear including a cargo hook for sling work, Bambi Bucket for fire suppression and a hoist for rescue operations.

The multi-mission law enforcement aircraft also features a new video system that allows several feeds to be simultaneously monitored in the cockpit. The system includes a thermal image and HD colour camera, wide angle fixed external mounted rescue hoist camera, cargo hook camera, tail view camera and a cockpit camera.

The helicopter also features the TrakkaBeam A800, an advanced searchlight for law enforcement and search and rescue missions with an optical design that delivers a more intense and consistent beam.

The aircraft’s tail boom was coated with a thermal barrier ceramic that can handle exhaust temperatures up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit with thermal shock protection.  

Lt. Steve Farris, chief pilot of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Section, said: ‘Over the past five years, I have enjoyed working closely with Metro Aviation staff to customise our H125 multi-mission helicopters. They have been great to work with and meeting our mission requirements has always been a priority for them.'

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