Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ghettobird Makeover

I'm an aviation nerd, so as I was driving along San Fernando Road this morning I found it unusual that a black and white Eurocopter was circling low over Atwater Village. I got this quick snapshot while stopped at a light. I've never seen a black and white LAPD chopper before, so I assumed that it was a fake police helicopter being used for a film shoot.

I did some searching and discovered that this is LAPD's newest Eurocopter AS350. Paint scheme: black and white. Apparently blue and silver is on its way out and all of LAPD's new helicopters will be wearing black and white.
Paint scheme concept illustration
This helicopter at March Air Force Base Air Show this weekend

Here's the old paint scheme:

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