After being grounded for nearly two years due to budget constraints, Indianapolis' police helicopter is back in service.
Last year, the department sold its turbine-powered helicopter to finance repairs on an aircraft that first went into service in 1968.
Despite its age, pilots said the helicopter has the latest technology, including a forward-facing infrared sensor to find people on the ground, a powerful spotlight and high-tech computer capabilities.
The helicopter is budgeted to fly 400 hours a year through 2015 and will fly for the Super Bowl, police said.
The helicopter is the oldest police craft in service in the country.
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