Regional Parks Astar

AU0E0640.jpgWhile I was getting lucky catching the Huey at Hayward, this wasn’t the only helicopter I came across in action.  A short distance away from me, an Astar was running up on the ramp.  Before too long, it lifted, taxied across to the active runway and then departed to the southeast.  It turned out to belong to the Regional Parks service.  I had actually seen this airframe before when it had been at Livermore.  This time I was a lot closer to it and able to get a far better view.

AU0E0688.jpgIt is actually quite a nice paint job that they have applied.  Some quick research suggests that they have a couple of these Astars.  I wouldn’t mind finding out more about them and what they are used for.  It could make for a more detailed piece at some point.

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