Students Get Close-Up of Chopper


Students at Omaha's Burke High School got a close-up view of a big gun in the local police arsenal Monday.

The Omaha Police Department's helicopter, Able 1, paid a visit to Burke's practice field where students hoping to land a job in aviation had gathered for a look.

Two OPD pilots showed the students from Mr. Ryan's Aeronautics class all of the special equipment they use in the air above Omaha, including a spotlight and night-vision camera.

"It's definitely really complicated," student Tanner Hoffschneider said. "And it's a lot more work than I thought they had to do for their job."

Teacher Patrick Ryan said, "To get up close to a helicopter is something they normally wouldn't get to do and to see them walk away with a feeling that, hey, this may be something I want to do."

Special needs kids got the chance to join the aeronautics class for Abel 1's visit.


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