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  • MARYLAND STATE POLICE AVIATION COMMAND ANNOUNCES 2013 PILOT OF THE YEAR Mr. William S. “Stan” Finch, Jr.

    The Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) has selected Mr. William S. “Stan” Finch, Jr. as the 2013 Pilot of the Year.

    Press Release • March 3rd, 2014

  • The Routine that Sneaks Up On Us

    In our fast paced, high stress, action packed industry why does it always seem like we die during very routine operations.

    Article • November 16th, 2010

  • Aviation Safety Management Systems

    Most have no idea how much of an impact Safety Management Systems are having.

    Article • October 19th, 2010

  • LE Counterterrorism Aviation

    The recent anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 always is a time of reflection and remembrance. It also always raises the question; will an attack happen again?

    Article • September 21st, 2010

  • Airborne Search and Rescue

    The quick location and medical treatment of the victims are crucial to the successful outcome of the search and rescue mission.

    Article • August 31st, 2010

  • Airborne LE: Think Outside the Box

    Perhaps not too far in the future, police officers will patrol with their own helicopter.

    Article • July 20th, 2010

  • Nationalization of UK LE Aviation

    Obviously, administrations will be challenged to continue to provide exceptional police services with less.

    Article • June 15th, 2010

  • LE 'Copters Shot Down on Missions

    No mater what our assignment, the danger is always present. It is our job to remain vigilant and alert and consider all threats to make it home at the end of the day.

    Article • May 18th, 2010

  • FAA First Responder Training

    Over the past several years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been putting together an online course for the first responder community and recently, the course was rolled out.

    Article • April 20th, 2010

  • Off-Duty Fla. Cops Grab Pilot from Submerged Airplane

    One of the officers cut safety belts from the victim and pulled him to the surface. The man died from his injuries.

    Article • April 5th, 2010

  • General Aviation as a Terror Weapon

    As law enforcement professionals, we must ask ourselves, is general aviation a significant terror threat or just a red herring?

    Article • March 16th, 2010

  • Ground Threats to LE Aircraft

    Although the idea of flight crews strapping on Kevlar vests as part of their safety equipment is remote, if there are many more incidents like in Virginia that might just become a reality!

    Article • February 16th, 2010

  • Assisting with Helo Landing Zones

    Requests are rare, but how do we help out at a landing zone?

    Article • January 19th, 2010

  • The Recession and LE Aviation

    Past history has shown that once a police airborne unit has been disbanded and the assets sold off, it is very rare for the unit to ever be re-established.

    Article • December 15th, 2009

  • Airborne LE & Major Events

    Airborne law enforcement aircraft can be a valuable tool in major events

    Article • September 15th, 2009

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