The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has replaced its aging helicopter with a much-newer model.
The AS350 B2 chopper from American Eurocopter becomes the new “Hawk 1” replacing the older Vietnam-era Bell OH-58 unit, purchased in 2002.
The old Hawk 1 was experiencing much more downtime due to maintenance, and parts were becoming hard to come by, said Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah.
“The maintenance issues were getting to where it was down more than it was up,” Hannah said. Read More»