Friday, 10 February 2012

Hotel Oscar 99

Humberside police's helicopter costs £1.5 million a year to run, or fly if you will. It carries extremely sensitive cameras and other devices for tracking the bad guys and "protecting the community". Some criticise it as an expensive toy saying that officers on the ground are more effective. Be that as it may, I find it odd that the taxpayer pays for a police helicopter yet air ambulance helicopters have to be funded by charitable donations, that, I feel, shows a distinct warped sense of priorities.
And, of course, this machine has its very own website here. Hotel Oscar 99 is the radio call sign of the helicopter.

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