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WTXL ABC27 premieres new station helicopter

WTXL ABC27 Helicopter
Posted at 3:08 PM, Mar 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-22 14:06:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- WTXL-ABC27 is proud to announce a new partnership with Tallahassee Helicopters to bring our viewers news coverage in a way that's never been done before in the Tallahassee-Thomasville-Valdosta market.

The 2005 Robinson R44, Raven 2 helicopter has a glass cockpit and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment possessed by only three helicopter schools in the nation, and we have one.

This new partnership and tool will allow WTXL-ABC27 and our network of sister stations, WeatherNow and Bounce TV, to provide dynamic coverage of breaking news and community events.

"Try to support the station in the best way we can, many fixed events like football games, Springtime Tallahassee, Fourth of July, then there will be newsworthy events just happening," said Dr. Thomas Diefenbach of Tallahassee Helicopters. "Within five minutes we can come here from the airport, take on a camera man, we go to the site and be able to provide aerial photography of the news to our community here in Tallahassee which I think will very much be appreciated."

On air, online, and now IN the air. Another way how WTXL-ABC27, WeatherNow, and BounceTV are "Dedicated to you".

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