08.20.2007 10:16 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Los Angeles councilman calls for helicopter safety task force

A Los Angeles city councilman introduced a motion last week to create a helicopter safety task force to review public safety concerns in the use of news helicopters to photograph events on the ground in Los Angeles.

In the wake of a helicopter crash during the news coverage of a police chase in Phoenix, AZ, the motion by councilman Dennis P. Zine would address public safety concerns regarding the interaction of news and law enforcement helicopters and would develop recommendations to protect the safety of peace officers, news reporters and innocent bystanders at the scene.

“While public access to information is very important, public safety in highly volatile situations

is imperative,” said Zine, a member of the Public Safety Committee, retired LAPD sergeant, and current reserve officer.

If approved, the helicopter safety task force would be created within 60 days and will include LAPD, other local and state law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration, and news media organizations.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology