Chopper 12

Chopper 12 AStar AS 350 B2 VEMD https://twitter.com/News12Chopper Chopper 12 is a late model Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil (Squirrel), a single-engined helicopter, made in France and assembled in the United States.

The actual model is the AS350 B2 VEMD (Vehicle Engine Multifunction Display). This display features an FLI, First Limit Indicator. The computer combines three major power indicators into one easily observed display. This system limits the workload on the pilot. Rather than having to observe and monitor three separate gauges, the pilot just has to look at one. The turbine engine is a Turbomecha Arriel, it's an 870HP engine. The rotor system is a three bladed semi-rigid system. The main rotor hub is an innovative design made of composite materials that have no ball bearings or lubrication systems in it. The Astar B2 is one of the best platforms for aerial news coverage. Thanks to its extremely low vibration levels, the Ecureuil is an excellent choice for aerial photography, cinema or television missions. Coupled with the FLIR HD gyro stabilized camera system, Chopper 12 is a spectacular ENG (Electronic News Gathering) ship. Chopper 12 is equipped with a FLIR UltraMedia HD with an HDC-1500 Camera. The UltraMedia HD is FLIR's most powerful daylight surveillance tool. UltraMedia HD's advanced, microprocessor-controlled, gyro-stabilization provides 5-microradian stability, making solid imagery possible from greater ranges than ever before. The UltraMedia HD’s unprecedented 1140mm focal length and best in class Hi Def camera give you the news gathering edge. FLIR incorporates all the HDC-1500’s functionalities, including a digital 2X extender which effectively doubles the size of the images at the center of the shot. This effective doubling digitally increases the 84x zoom at 1140mm to 168x at 2280mm without losing any light-gathering capacity. Aside from our main camera system Chopper 12 also has an onboard talent camera mounted inside the cockpit for reporters to do live "standups". In addition, Chopper 12 carries a small "lipstick" camera mounted in the left stabilizer for promotional purposes and "bump" shots. It gives a unique view of the side of the helicopter looking from the rear forward. Chopper 12 has the ability to send live video back to the station because of an onboard microwave transmitter mounted on the bottom of the aircraft. When Chopper 12 is on scene you're guaranteed to get the latest news. Our professional crew is always hard at work keeping the chopper and its ENG equipment in tip top working order so that you can stay informed.

Mission: Chopper 12 provides live coverage of breaking news stories across Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, and the lower Hudson Valley. With a fuel capacity of about 2 hours and a speeds averaging 120 knots, Chopper 12 is well equipped to get to the story quickly and keep you informed.

Operating as usual

07/07/2020
06/13/2020
We will be filming this today ! See you in the air ! #saluteLI
05/15/2020

We will be filming this today ! See you in the air ! #saluteLI

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04/19/2020
News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island

RIP: 52-year-old Sands Point Police Sgt. Joseph Spinosa is the first Long Island officer to die from coronavirus. STORY: bit.ly/2VG1Dpl

News 12 Westchester
04/15/2020
News 12 Westchester

News 12 Westchester

An NYPD detective from Westchester has died from complications related to the coronavirus.

Air Force Thunderbirds
04/12/2020

Air Force Thunderbirds

Our nation’s healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontlines combatting COVID-19 are a representation of American resolve and the American spirit. They are an inspiration for the entire country during these challenging times.

It was an honor to fly over 18 hospitals and medical facilities today for the brave Americans keeping us safe. 🇺🇸

#VegasGoesBlue

04/11/2020
News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island

TEMP HOSPITALS: Formerly filled with students, Stony Brook University is now the site of temporary hospitals being set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Chopper 12 got a look. MORE: https://bit.ly/3ebpGF3

04/11/2020
News 12 New Jersey

News 12 New Jersey

HAPPENING NOW: Chopper 12 over MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford where dozens of ambulances will be deployed to support operations in New Jersey.

News 12 Long Island
04/07/2020
News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island

Construction crews are on the scene at SUNY Old Westbury setting up shelters on campus.

News 12 Long Island
02/24/2020
News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island

NEW: A Medford man was ejected from his vehicle and seriously injured in the crash.

01/23/2020

Good Morning Rockville Centre !

01/21/2020
News 12 The Bronx

News 12 The Bronx

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters are battling a 3 alarm fire at an apartment building on Kappock Street in the Bronx.

01/21/2020
News 12 New Jersey

News 12 New Jersey

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters are battling a 3 alarm fire at an apartment building on Kappock Street in the Bronx.

12/10/2019
News 12 Westchester

News 12 Westchester

ICYMI: Check out this amazing flower display that Enchanted Flowers made to celebrate our new look 💐⁠❤️

07/27/2019
News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island

Chopper 12 is over the scene in Muttontown, where Northern Boulevard is closed by Mill River Road due to a house fire.

07/27/2019
News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island

Chopper 12 over the water where a deceased humpback whale was spotted floating 6 miles offshore in Montauk. It has since floated closer!

MORE: https://bit.ly/2YpkvYZ

07/26/2019

Dead Whale off the coast of Montauk Long Island.

Photographers POV inside #chopper12
06/25/2019

Photographers POV inside #chopper12

Chopper flying over NYC , looking South yesterday . #centralpatk #nyc #chopper12
06/25/2019

Chopper flying over NYC , looking South yesterday . #centralpatk #nyc #chopper12

01/15/2019

Tappan Zee Bridge .. Demolition Day with a Boom.

We will be over it LIVE !!! !0 AM !
01/15/2019
Bye, bye Tappan Zee: It’s demolition day!

We will be over it LIVE !!! !0 AM !

The demolition is expected to take place around 10:15 a.m. when crews will set off explosives that will bring down the eastbound span of the old bridge.

Photos from Chopper 12's post
01/04/2019

Photos from Chopper 12's post

First flight in 2019 for News 12 Westchester
01/01/2019

First flight in 2019 for News 12 Westchester

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