San Diego City Police 'ABLE' and Fire Copters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking

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: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

San Diego City Police 'ABLE' and Fire Copters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking

Post by Brian » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:02 pm

San Diego City Police and Fire Aircraft Fleet

San Diego Police (ABLE) - Aircraft Fleet Tracking on ADSBexchange.com
24 hours old Tracks & Live:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao= ... 791,A97DA1
Active Tracking:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icaoF ... DA1,AC2320

San Diego Fire - Aircraft Fleet Tracking on ADSBexchange.com
24 hours old Tracks & Live:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao= ... 6FD,A2DAB4
Active Tracking:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icaoF ... 6FD,A2DAB4

(BOTH) - San Diego Police (ABLE) & Fire Helicopters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking on ADSBexchange.com
24 hours old Tracks & Live:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icao= ... AB4,AC2320
Active Tracking:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/?icaoF ... AB4,AC2320

___________________________________________

San Diego City Police slowly upgrading the firmware to start sending out ADS-B data from the aircraft transponder.
The FAA ADS-B deadline is January 1, 2020.

San Diego City Police Helicopters Fleet:
N881SD - Delivered in 2020
N707SD - Started sending out ADS-B data as of August 20, 2019.
N708SD - Started sending out ADS-B data as of May 2, 2018. - (Sold, now in Colorado)
N709SD - Started sending out ADS-B data as of February 28, 2019.
N710SD - Started sending out ADS-B data as of January 22, 2018.

San Diego City Police 'ABLE' Flight Tracking:
All ABLE helicopters squawking 4212 in San Diego area.

N881SD - AC2320 - 2019 AS350B3 8778
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N881SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N881SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N881SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N881SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N881SD
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N881SD
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=AC2320

N707SD - 2005 - Eurocopter AS350B3 - Serial Number: 4008
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N707SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N707SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N707SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N707SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n707sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N707sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A97023

N709SD - 2006 - Eurocopter AS350B3 - Serial Number: 4068
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N709SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N709SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N709SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N709SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n709sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N709sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A97791

N710SD - 2006 - Eurocopter AS350B3 - Serial Number: 4067
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N710SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N710SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N710SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N710SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n710sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N710sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A97DA1

https://www.planemapper.com

--------------------------------------------------------
N708SD - 2006 - Eurocopter AS350B3 - Serial Number: 4037 - (Sold, now in Colorado)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N708SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N708SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N708SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N708SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n708sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N708sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A973DA

Brian
Posts: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: San Diego City Police and Fire - Aircraft Fleet

Post by Brian » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:38 pm

Fire Helicopters:
N281SD - Copter 1 - Bell 212 - (was N800DM) ADS-B
N282SD - Copter 2 - Bell 412EP - (was N807JS) ADS-B
N283SD - Copter 3 - Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk Helicopter - ADS-B

San Diego City Fire Flight Tracking

N281SD - Copter 1 - 1980 Bell 212 - Serial Number: 31147 -
(New Tail Number as of January 11, 2020)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N281SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N281SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N281SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N281SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n281sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N281sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A2D346

N282SD - Copter 2 - 2008 Bell 412EP - Serial Number: 36466
(New Tail Number as of February 3, 2020)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N282SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N282SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N282SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N282SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n282sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N282sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A2D6FD

N283SD - Copter 3 - 2017 - Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk/Fire Hawk - Serial Number: 704025
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N283SD
https://planefinder.net/flight/N283SD
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N283SD
https://www.flightradar24.com/N283SD/
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n283sd
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N283sd
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A2DAB4

_______________________________________

CITY OF SAN DIEGO FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT
N284SD - Reserved Date: 06/22/2018

FAA: CITY OF SAN DIEGO
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... t_option=1


Heads up on the aircraft registration change out.
First time using the new tail number on the SD Fire ‘Copter 1’ Bell helicopter.
It left Palomar airport and landed back at Montgomery field airport. January 11, 2020.
Also the first time the helicopter used ADS-B :)
FIRERSQ1/N281SD spotted in flight near Carlsbad, CA at 08:47 PST
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N281SD
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FIRERSQ1

Brian
Posts: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: San Diego City Police and Fire - Aircraft Fleet

Post by Brian » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:52 am

San Diego City Police Helicopters Notes:

19 MARCH 2019 –
AeroComputers is pleased to announce that the San Diego Police Air Support Unit has selected
the UC-6000 mission computer as part of the Department’s ongoing technology advancements
to keep the citizens of San Diego safe.

Using the UC-6000 mission computer, San Diego Air Support Unit’s helicopters can now receive
Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) messages. When the decision is made to respond to an
incident, the UC-6000 provides the bearing and distance to the incident and when prompted,
slews the helicopter’s camera to the target location. This technology reduces response times,
enhances situational awareness, and provides air crews access to critical information. The safety
of citizens and first responders is dramatically improved.

“We are very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship in support of the San Diego
Police Air Support Unit. They will certainly enjoy the exceptional performance the UC-6000
provides as they serve the citizens of San Diego” said David Cady, Sales Manager at
AeroComputers, Inc.

https://www.verticalmag.com/press-relea ... s-uc-6000/
https://publicsafetyaviation.org/images ... AR2019.pdf

UC-6000
THE ULTIMATE Digital Mapping System
Featuring the functionality of AeroComputers UltiChart™ combined with UC3D video overlay and a digital video recorder all in one compact package, the new UC-6000 single box solution and operating system is completely rebuilt and features all new industry-best targeting with smart search and much more.
https://www.aerocomputers.com/uc-600

_______________________

FAA N-Numbers for San Diego Police:
N801PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N802PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N803PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N804PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N805PD - Reserved Date: 08/19/2004
N806PD - Reserved Date: 08/19/2004
N807PD - Reserved Date: 08/19/2004

N881SD - New ABLE Helicopter 2020
N882SD - Reserved Date: 04/25/2019
N883SD - Reserved Date: 04/25/2019
N884SD - Reserved Date: 04/25/2019

N871SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... Txt=N871SD
N872SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
N873SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
N874SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
N875SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020

Search: CITY OF SAN DIEGO
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... t_option=1

Brian
Posts: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: San Diego City Police 'ABLE' and Fire Copters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking

Post by Brian » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:56 pm

Copter 2 flew with the new tail number today.

It left Palomar airport and flew back to Montgomery.

FIRERSQ2/N282SD (B412) spotted in flight near Mc Clellan-Palomar (CRQ) at 14:34 PST

FIRERSQ2/N282SD arrived at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive (MYF) at 14:47 PST from Mc Clellan-Palomar (CRQ) after 0:12 en route

Brian
Posts: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: San Diego City Police 'ABLE' and Fire Copters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking

Post by Brian » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:39 am

N708SD is no longer in the ABLE fleet.
Left San Diego area on July 21, 2020
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N70 ... /KMYF/KNYL
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... rTxt=708SD

&

Few more N-Numbers got reserved in October,2020.
4302 PONDEROSA AVE comes back to FIRE RESCUE AIR OPERATIONS FACILITY.

N871SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... Txt=N871SD
N872SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... Txt=N872SD
N873SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... Txt=N873SD
N874SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... Txt=N874SD
N875SD - Reserved Date 10/16/2020
https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquir ... Txt=N875SD

Brian
Posts: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: San Diego City Police 'ABLE' and Fire Copters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking

Post by Brian » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:23 am

Old vs New helicopter paint design
https://twitter.com/SanDiegoPD/status/1 ... 5056959488
https://m.facebook.com/sandiegopolicede ... 77/?type=3

Nice photo of ABLE and Bridge
https://twitter.com/SanDiegoPD/status/1 ... 2438723587

———————————————————

Nice photos of the SDFD helicopters with the newer FAA n-numbers on it.

—————————————
SDFD operates 3 helicopters out of Montgomery Field. Along with wildland operations, they also serve in hoist rescues, high-rise incidents, and have the ability to fly at night!
C1 - Bell 212HP
C2 - Bell 412EP
C3 - Sikorsky s70i Firehawk
Awesome shots from Creigh Photography!
https://twitter.com/SocalAirOps/status/ ... 3783749633
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 6928820207

Brian
Posts: 1155
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:54 pm

Re: San Diego City Police 'ABLE' and Fire Copters - Aircraft Fleet Tracking

Post by Brian » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:46 am

N881SD flew up with N707SD to drop off the helicopter to get the maintenance done on N707SD.
N881SD flew back to San Diego with the other ABLE pilot.

Landed at the new Rotorcraft Support Inc building that opened up in July,2019. (The old location was at Van Nuys Airport)
January 3rd, 2018 - http://thefillmoregazette.com/front-pag ... s-progress
May 2nd, 2018 - http://www.fillmoregazette.com/front-pa ... g-progress
January 2nd, 2019 - http://www.fillmoregazette.com/front-pa ... g-progress
July 10th, 2019 - http://www.fillmoregazette.com/front-pa ... ty-running

CN67 - https://skyvector.com/airport/CN67/Roto ... i-Heliport

https://www.rotorcraftsupport.com
https://twitter.com/rotorcraftsl
https://www.facebook.com/RotorcraftSI/
NewRotorcraft-LandingAreaPads.jpeg
NewRotorcraft-LandingAreaPads.jpeg (966.23 KiB) Viewed 255 times
NewRotorcraft-LandingArea.jpeg
NewRotorcraft-LandingArea.jpeg (436.07 KiB) Viewed 255 times
FlightUpToRotorcraft.jpeg
FlightUpToRotorcraft.jpeg (799.8 KiB) Viewed 255 times

Post Reply