our communities central bureau central bureau news
 
BUREAU INFO
251 E. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-485-3101

9-1-1
(Voice and TDD/TTY)
For Life-Threatening Emergencies Only

Non-Emergency Crime Reporting & Hotlines
For Terrorist Threats
1-877-A-THREAT
(1-877-284-7328)
 
1-877-ASK-LAPD
(1-877-275-5273)
(Voice and TDD/TTY)
For Non-Emergency Police Response
 

About Central Bureau

Central Bureau Goals

Central Bureau Community Police Stations

CB Community Police Academy for Adults

Central Bureau Map

 
STAY INFORMED
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Media Relations
   
   
27th Annual Chili Fly-In Largest Public Safety Aviation in the Nation

Los Angeles:  Today from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the Hooper Memorial Heliport in downtown Los Angeles will become home to the largest public safety aviation exercise in the nation.

Recognizing the critical role air traffic controllers have in aviation safety, Air Support Division (ASD) personnel started the Chili Fly-in as a gesture of their appreciation.  Until the Chili Fly-in, air traffic controllers and police aviators rarely, if ever, met face to face.  The value of the Chili Fly-in was very quickly realized to be far beyond a bowl of chili.

In some of the most congested airspace in the world, air traffic controllers in this region must regularly interact with public safety aviators who are frequently engaged in very non-traditional flights, such as vehicle pursuits, surveillance operations and other tactical operations.  The annual chili luncheon began to foster relationships and a mutual understanding of the roles played by the participants.  

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Chili Fly-in has evolved into a disaster preparedness exercise and is currently conducted in compliance with the principles and guidelines established by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Response Framework (NRF).  The Chili Fly-in allows all involved to develop, practice and refine the tactics, techniques and procedures that would be used in the event that a major man-made or natural disaster requires the use of the LAPD heliport as a public safety aviation command post or transportation hub.

During the Chili Fly-in exercise, the Hooper Memorial Heliport is the busiest heliport in the world, with aircraft movements at less than one-minute intervals.    

Captain James Miller, Commanding Officer of Air Support Division said, "The Chili Fly-In is a dynamic exercise were we focus on the task required for the movement of a large number of rescue personnel and other responders by helicopter through the Hooper Heliport in response to a major disaster.  It requires the involvement of all of Air Support’s personnel, as well as a coordinated effort with our regional partners in public safety aviation."

     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation