Posts Tagged ‘helicopter’

WJAX/WFOX gets a helicopter…

While we were on vacation….

Jacksonville duopoly WJAX & WFOX unveiled a new toy this week. On Monday the station introduced the only news helicopter currently in use in the Jacksonville market.

The helicopter, named (quite the mouthful) “Sky Action News JAX,” will provide aerial and traffic shots during morning newscast and anytime during the day for breaking news coverage.

“We’re excited to be the only local media outlet in Jacksonville to bring this type of news coverage to our TV and digital audience,” said Jim Zerwekh, VP and General Manager of WFOX and WJAX TV. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2016

WFLA unveils a new High-Def helicopter….

(story/photo from – For more than 30 years WFLA-TV has covered news events with a helicopter.

The helicopter, known as Eagle 8, has flown over breaking news all over Central Florida. From the aftermath of hurricanes, to wildfires and missing children, Eagle 8 has given viewers a look at news events as they happen.

This week WFLA has a new helicopter and a new camera system that will bring stunningly clear images to viewers. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

NTSB report released in WPEC copter crash…

(from officials say a loose nut caused a traffic helicopter leased by West Palm Beach television station WPEC to lose power and land on its belly last fall. The National Transportation Safety Board released a report on the crash Thursday. The two people on board during the Nov. 11 hard landing – the pilot and WPEC’s traffic reporter – received minor injuries. The chopper landed on its belly just east of I-95 after the pilot saw a warning light. The landing gear was damaged and the tail was split in half, but the main section of the helicopter remained intact. The NTSB reports the probable cause of the crash was a loss of engine power due to an undertorqued air line fitting to the fuel control.


06 2009