Rotary reshuffle for RTP

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

ROYAL THAI POLICE AVIATION DIVISION

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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