Friday, August 18, 2017

South Florida Police Get Drone Training



MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Some South Florida police officers got a crash course on operating unmanned aerial systems this week, aimed at making their jobs easier and efficient, as well as saving the departments money.

Law enforcement from Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties attended the 40-hour course Monday at the Miami Police Training Center, one of the first police training facilities in Florida to offer the course. Officers and their instructors conducted different exercises, both ground and flight, with the drones.

Javier Cartagena, a beat cop for three years with Miami-Dade, thinks drones could make a big difference.

“This is more of a rapid deployment,” he said. “Impressive. The power that it can have and the ability.”

Four years ago, CBS4 watched as police launched what looked more like lawn mowers, flying 300 feet in the air, getting grainy shots from above, and never available for widespread use by street cops.

Now sleek and small, Lt. Orlando Villaverde said new policy is being drafted to govern when, where and how officers can use them, including the necessary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification to fly things in the air. He thinks it could cut the cost of aerial surveillance down by the thousands.

“The cost is immensely down,” said Lt. Villaverde. “A helicopter cost is about $600 to $1,000 an hour, where you can operate these unmanned aerial systems for less than $25,” he said.

Story and video:  http://miami.cbslocal.com

Piper PA-18A 150 Super Cub, N7678D: Incident occurred August 17, 2017 in Trading Bay, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N7678Dk

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 17-AUG-17
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N7678D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: TRADING BAY
State: ALASKA

Incident occurred August 17, 2017 in Stephan Lake, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed and went over an embankment.

Date: 17-AUG-17
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N32LP
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Aircraft Model: S2R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: STEPHAN LAKE
State: ALASKA

United Airlines, Boeing 737-900, N78438: Incident occurred August 17, 2017 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago, Illinois

United Airlines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N78438

Flight UAL 1435: Aircraft on approach, engine ingested a bird. Landed without incident. No injuries. Damage minor.

Date: 17-AUG-17
Time: 20:26:00Z
Regis#: N78438
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL1435
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

American Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N914AN: Incident occurred August 17, 2017 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Chicago, Illinois

American Airlines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N914AN

Flight AAL343: Aircraft on landing, sustained a birdstrike to the nose gear.  Landed without incident. No injuries. Damage minor.

Date: 17-AUG-17
Time: 23:01:00Z
Regis#: N914AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL343
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS