LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 4 October 2009

KTLA Telecopter

ktla-telecopterNews helicopters in LA are just part of the sky scape. Today we are accustomed to perfect HD news images that flow smoothly across our plasmas without a shake or shimmer. In 1958 – Television station KTLA became the first to use a news helicopter, and they cleverly called it the Telecopter, changing news history forever.

In general, helicopters in LA are highly leveraged as instrumental tools in police work, fire fighting, news reporting, rescue, and even the escorted tour for the ambitious visitor. As a side note, the original KTLA Telecopter sure looks a lot like the one in MASH!

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