N661TV - The Temporary Replacement KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego - (Sept-Dec 2019)

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Brian
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N661TV - The Temporary Replacement KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego - (Sept-Dec 2019)

Post by Brian » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:20 am

The temporary replacement KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego
N661TV - Robinson R44 Raven II - Newscopter - 12509
A lightweight piston powered helicopter

(**** Helicopter sent back to Texas end of 2019 year ****)

KSAN WebTrak - San Diego International Airport
https://webtrak.emsbk.com/san

KCRQ WebTrak - McClellan-Palomar Airport
https://webtrak.emsbk.com/crq

Does not have ADS-B, but will show FAA data when available.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N661TV

N661TV
Model: R44 II
Serial Number: 12509
Manufactured Year: 2009
Manufacturer: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY
Engine Data:
Engine Mfg: Lycoming
Engine Model: IO-540-AE1A5
Engine Horsepower: 260
Engine Type: Reciprocating
Engines: 1
Seats: 4
https://nnumber.org/N661TV/
http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/n-7.php

Registered to:
SKY HELICOPTERS INC
2559 S JUPITER RD
GARLAND TX 750416011
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N661TV
https://prijet.com/ownership/N661TV

SKY Helicopters provides aerial video services for all of the major News Networks in DFW​​​
Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Equipment List:
https://www.skyhelicopters.com/eng

SKY Helicopters - Fleet of helicopters.
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... 1&PageNo=1
https://www.regosearch.com/search/resul ... NC&adv=off

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Older photos of N661TV
2017 Photo - KOBTV Albuquerque, New Mexico - http://i.imgur.com/farBREl.jpg
2017 photo - https://flightaware.com/photos/aircraft/N661TV
2010 photo - http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/ph ... 29542.html
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Deb Henke
Helicopter reporter
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb

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

TTWN San Diego - few photos posted from the helicopter.
https://twitter.com/totaltrafficsd

SD Caltrans
https://twitter.com/SDCaltrans

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Re: N661TV - The replacement KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego

Post by Brian » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:44 pm

Inside photos of the new helicopter.
Plus the old Uniden 996T scanner!

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Few more photos on the twitter page.
https://mobile.twitter.com/ChopperDeb/s ... 0208927744


Image
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb/status/1 ... 7335079936

Video from inside the helicopter.
https://twitter.com/ChopperDeb/status/1 ... 5126951943

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Re: N661TV - The Temporary Replacement KFMB CBS Chopper 8 Helicopter in San Diego

Post by Brian » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:12 pm

Flew back to Texas on Sunday December 29th.
Maybe it went to Texas to get the ADS-B transponder upgrade before the FAA January 1, 2020 ADS-B deadline.

It might come back west bound in few days with ADS-B. (If it comes back) ;)

Alerts for Sunday December 29th, 2019
N661TV spotted in flight near Buckeye, AZ at 06:09 MST
N661TV tracking stopped near Show Low, AZ at 07:12 MST from Buckeye, AZ

N661TV spotted in flight near Portales, NM at 11:33 MST
N661TV tracking stopped near Clovis, NM at 11:55 MST from Portales, NM

Alerts Monday December 30th, 2019
N661TV spotted in flight near Dallas-Fort Worth, TX at 08:10 CST
N661TV tracking stopped near Dallas, TX at 08:22 CST from Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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