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Wichita PD Air Section Turns 40

By Staff Writer | December 1, 2010

Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters is helping promote the 40th anniversary of the Wichita PD’s Air Section, which flies an MD500E. The unit has tallied more than 50,000 hours of service since 1970, currently averaging up to 1,000 flight hours per year. Full-time staff includes Lt. Paul Shields, supervisor and pilot, pilot Peter Dolieslager, TFO Bradley Carver and David Frye, director of maintenance. Wichita PD originally flew a Hughes/Schweizer Model 300C before moving to the MD500E in 2003. (From December 2010 Rotorcraft Report)


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