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Tour the Maryland State Police Aviation Command later this month in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Have you ever wanted to get an up-close look at a Maryland State Police medevac chopper?

You’ll have an opportunity to do just that later this month in Middle River.

Maryland State Police personnel have been serving the state from above since 1954 when it acquired its first aircraft, a donated, two-seat, radio-equipped airplane.

On March 19, 1970, the command performed the first civilian medevac transport of an injured patient from a crash that occurred on the Baltimore Beltway to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Never before had a civilian agency transported a critically injured trauma patient by helicopter in a non-military setting.

Since the 1970s, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command has transported over 150,000 patients – and its duties have grown to include law enforcement and homeland security support, search and rescue, aerial rescue, and disaster assessment.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Maryland State Police Aviation Command on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Maryland State Police-Aviation Division Headquarters, located at 3023 Strawberry Point Road in Middle River (21220).

The tour will be led by some of Maryland’s own State Police pilots and medics.

Serving from Above: Tour the MD State Police Aviation Command” will be hosted by Baltimore Heritage.

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