FBI and NYPD Take Flight with Hamilton
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We told you how Hamilton moves airplanes. Now we’re flapping our caster wings to help haul helicopters for the U.S Border Patrol, FBI, NYPD and more.
Riding on Hamilton casters, Main Line Helicopter dollies allow a single person to move a 15,000-lb. chopper from a hanger to a landing pad – a must for emergency personnel who need to go airborne in a hurry.
For example, before Border Patrol agents begin a reconnaissance mission, they roll out a McDonnell Douglas MD 600 N helicopter on Hamilton-powered skids, called Helicopter Handlers.
“We wouldn’t use anything but Hamilton casters on Helicopter Handlers,” said Jacques Guequierre, president of Main Line Helicopter, whose company has used our running gear exclusively for more than 40 years.
Dozens of Agencies Spanning the Globe
Law enforcement and government agencies in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Mexico, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates take flight with Main Line Helicopter and Hamilton. Here are just a few:
- U.S. Customs
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- U.S Army
- The National Guard
- U.S Park Police
- Los Angeles Fire Department
- State police and sheriff’s aviation divisions across the United States
See the full list
. Special thanks to Jacques Guequierre for sharing his story with us.
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