CAP Talk

Operations => Emergency Services & Operations => Topic started by: Live2Learn on November 20, 2016, 02:53:13 PM

Title: police helicopter shot down in Brazil
Post by: Live2Learn on November 20, 2016, 02:53:13 PM
In the 'good old days' when CAP flew a lot of CD many of our aircraft were painted in civilian colors.  I heard rumors that it was because of concerns over ground fire.  Anyhow, well armed drug gangs near Rio (http://"http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38041847") have demonstrated both why CAP isn't supposed to be an operational arm of LEO, and why our official looking paint jobs might be a liability even on some authorized missions.
Title: Re: police helicopter shot down in Brazil
Post by: etodd on November 20, 2016, 03:42:48 PM
Corrected the link:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38041847 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38041847)
Title: Re: police helicopter shot down in Brazil
Post by: PHall on November 20, 2016, 03:44:41 PM
In the 'good old days' when CAP flew a lot of CD many of our aircraft were painted in civilian colors.  I heard rumors that it was because of concerns over ground fire.  Anyhow, well armed drug gangs near Rio (http://"http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38041847") have demonstrated both why CAP isn't supposed to be an operational arm of LEO, and why our official looking paint jobs might be a liability even on some authorized missions.

We still fly a lot of CD missions. At least we do around here.
Title: Re: police helicopter shot down in Brazil
Post by: Mission/Tow Pilot on November 20, 2016, 03:56:08 PM
Our squadron pilots flew over 200 hours flying CD missions this year.

We worry about the heat more than the paint.
Title: Re: police helicopter shot down in Brazil
Post by: Eclipse on November 20, 2016, 04:11:02 PM
Stressing again why operational details should not be discussed publicly for any CAP missions.
Title: Re: police helicopter shot down in Brazil
Post by: Mission/Tow Pilot on November 20, 2016, 08:56:08 PM
Stressing again why operational details should not be discussed publicly for any CAP missions.

 Not for me I hope. I understand OPSEC :(