Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Helicopters help keep Tammany families safe, assisting in search and rescue missions, watercraft rescues, medical evacuations, and law enforcement. Here are the helicopter pictures I have in my files from over the years.

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A med-evac helicopter being shown to a Cub Scout group at Lakeview Regional Hospital in Mandeville in 1996


The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Helicopter

A Louisiana State Police Helicopter in a field exercise in Lacombe

A Red Ribbon Week visiting helicopter from US Customs lands at Pitcher Junior High Stadium in Covington

 Red Ribbon Week tour of a sheriff's helicopter 
Red Ribbon Week included a display of other Sheriff's Office vehicles  

 A group of Pineview Middle School students visited Hammond Airport for a tour of the National Guard helicopter hangar

National Guard helicopters at Hammond Airport

 A National Guardsman points out the cable winch to Pineview students.
Kids love looking at helicopters up close.

Not exactly a helicopter, but two gyrocopters were on display at a recent "Wings and Wheels" event at Abita Springs airport. 

Autogyros can get up and flying in a short run span, but can't hover like a helicopter

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter visited the Mandeville lakefront as part of a search and rescue  demonstration.  

Mandeville residents both young and old enjoy watching a helicopter take off from the harbor.