Crashed - N218GH - KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego

For discussion about civilian aircraft radio communications and live flight tracking. Many topics can be found here including ADS-B, Mode S logs and aircraft lists.
Post Reply
Brian
Posts: 967
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Crashed - N218GH - KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego

Post by Brian » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:20 pm

Heard last week Chopper 8 was going to have another helicopter on Monday.
It might be N1231A helicopter. It was flying doing the evening news hours.
No newer photos online yet showing Chopper 8 colors.
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N1231A.html
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=N1231A
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N1231A

Note: Not using N1231A anymore, See the 3rd post.

Chopper 8 Camera (CBS8 San Diego News Helicopter) - Live camera video stream
http://www.cbs8.com/link/746542/camzone ... -chopper-8

Went from Bell 206B helicopter to Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter.

Not sure what happened to the old (N688TV) helicopter they used.
Nice photos of the N688TV helicopter.
http://americanindian.net/OverSanDiego/sky10/index.html
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N688TV.html
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N688TV

KFMB New Information (Interesting information to read about KFMB from February and March)
They used one Eurocopter in February/March when the Bell 206B was in for service.
http://forums.tvnewstalk.net/index.php? ... ion.14517/

Brian
Posts: 967
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: New KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego - N1231A

Post by Brian » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:12 am

I emailed and got this reply from Phil.
We are temporarily using an AStar while the contractor prepares a newer, replacement Bell 206.
I might get some photos up in the future.
Phil

Brian
Posts: 967
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

New KFMB CBS Chopper 8's new look! Helicopter in San Diego - N218GH

Post by Brian » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:35 pm

Chopper 8's new look!

N218GH
BELL 206B-III
Serial Number: 3470
Made in 1983 ?
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N218GH

Bell 206B JetRanger III 3470 N2183N, N218SS, N218GH
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/b206.php

Comments about the helicopter on this thread.
http://forums.tvnewstalk.net/index.php? ... 072/page-3

Another Chopper 8 photo with the reporter.
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb/status/7 ... 2349427713

Chopper 8 Cam Live video (When Helicopter flying & Feeding video)
http://www.cbs8.com/link/746542/camzone ... -chopper-8

Views from San Diego's CBS Chopper 8 News cam (Saved videos on YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 1enzFeyItE

Deb Henke (@ChopperDeb) some photos from Chopper 8
https://twitter.com/chopperdeb

Image
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb/status/7 ... 9313469440

Image
https://www.instagram.com/p/BCG5lh7j6pz/

Image
https://www.facebook.com/News8/posts/10153910023852552

Before photo
Image
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb/status/6 ... 3484390400

Older photos of this same helicopter
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/N218GH
welkaviationGonna jingle this Bell all the way to San Diego this afternoon. (N218GH)
https://www.instagram.com/p/_Cr-42Rx8C/

______________________
Deb Henke
Helicopter reporter
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb

Jennifer Markham
Chopper 8 Morning Reporter
https://twitter.com/JenniferMarkham

#chopper8
https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/chopper8

Brian
Posts: 967
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

N218GH FAA Reports Registration.pdf and Airworthiness.pdf

Post by Brian » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:22 pm

Uploaded the FAA Reports (Registration.pdf & Airworthiness.pdf) for this latest Chopper 8 helicopter.

Happy Reading :o :shock:

Download the PDF files on the dropbox page.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mfx8uor3xw0u ... ports?dl=0

Mckinley
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 26, 2017 8:11 am

Re: N218GH FAA Reports Registration.pdf and Airworthiness.pdf

Post by Mckinley » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:37 am

Brian wrote:Uploaded the FAA Reports (Registration.pdf & Airworthiness.pdf) for this latest Wartrol https://www.scidacreview.org/wartrol-review-results Chopper 8 helicopter.

Happy Reading :o :shock:

Download the PDF files on the dropbox page.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mfx8uor3xw0u ... ports?dl=0
Awesome. Thanks for the downloads Brian.

Brian
Posts: 967
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: New KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego - N218GH

Post by Brian » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:19 am

ADS-B added to CBS8 Chopper8 N218GH in June and first flight with ADS-B on June 24, 2019.

Opensky-Network.org - N218GH / ModeS: A1D7D8
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=a1d7d8

Planefinder.net - N218GH
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N218GH

RadarBox24.com - N218GH
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/flights/n218gh

FlightRadar24 - N218GH
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n218gh

FlightAware - N218GH - (FlightAware 'Enterprise' account needed to view)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N218GH

mike
Posts: 593
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:34 am

Re: New KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego - N218GH

Post by mike » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:14 am

Are they going to keep using ADS-B is the question?


Brian
Posts: 967
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: New KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego - N218GH - Crashed

Post by Brian » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:17 am

Replacement helicopter for Chopper 8

N661TV R44

See this thread for more info about it.

https://www.scandiego.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1828

mike
Posts: 593
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:34 am

Re: Crashed - N218GH - KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego

Post by mike » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:06 pm

Is that temporary?

Post Reply