Rotary reshuffle for RTP

The Royal Thai Police Aviation Division is undergoing modernisation, with several helicopter types being replaced, writes Dino van Doorn.


Bell 429 3202 (c/n 57290, ex N781FB) was one of four examples active at Ram Inthra in August.
Hoist-equipped AS365N3+ 3002 (c/n 7008, ex F-WTCH) is one of two Dauphins that were operational at Ram Inthra in August.
All photos Dino van Doorn
Time is surely running out for Bell 206B-2 2306 (c/n 1902, ex 9V-BHU), the sole active JetRanger at the base. In the background is the cabin of Bell 205A-1 1731 (c/n 30302, ex N2774Y).

New helicopters are being introduced to the Royal Thai Police (RTP) Aviation Division based at Ram Inthra Police Airport in the Tha Raeng district of eastern Bangkok. The airfield offers a short concrete runway, hardstandings and three large hangars; two of the latter were recently renewed under the same modernisation programme.

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