Friday, June 02, 2017

Onondaga County Sheriff's Air-1 has new home, named after first pilot for department

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Air1 helicopter has a new home.

Sheriff Gene Conway announced on Friday that the department will be moving their search and rescue helicopter, Air1, to a hangar on the National Air Guard Base.

The heliport will be named after Carl Mosegard, the first pilot for the Sheriff's Aviation unit that began in 1973.

"This all began some time ago as a result of having a building in a very poor condition and a very expensive piece of equipment inside it. As you can imagine, there are not a lot of places where a helicopter will fit," said Sheriff Conway.

The location will provide Air1 with enough space to shelter the ship, perform maintenance and effectively carry out training.

Air1 provides multipurpose law enforcement and emergency response services to Onondaga County. 

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