Texas cops get the first police gyroplane

by Mark R

If you are ever speeding in Tromball, Texas, don’t be surprised if you look up and see this vehicle on your tail.

Tromball is the first American city to own the first police gyroplane. This type of technology has been around for a while, and the Auto-Gyro MTOsport is cheaper than the average helicopter. This costs $75,000, while a helicopter costs $1.4 million.

The MTOsport has a rotax motor which allows pilots to descend quickly, and its top speed is 115 miles per hour. Too bad it is not very good in bad weather or at night.

I don’t know about you, but I am seeing huge potential for a new series here. It will be called Flying Cops, and I’m going to pitch it with this line: “It’s like CHiPs, but in the air”. The show would start out with two macho cops getting into the MTOsport, and chasing down a bad guy. Que the action theme music here!

I would imagine if the Tromball gyroplane works well to take a bite out of crime in its town, then we could be seeing gyroplanes popping up in towns all across the nation. You had better keep your eyes to the skies, bad guys! Remind me to use that on the pilot episode for my Flying Cops show.


3 reviews or comments

Suzanne Says: September 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

Why not call it CHOPS instead of Chips, but in the air? I’d be curious to see how they would navigate around structures and avoid each other. Seems sometimes some of them have difficulties with plain ole cars.

GrandDad Says: September 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Neat story, but as an expatriate Texan, I want you to know it’s TOMball, TX, rather than TROMball.

“Inquiring minds want to know!”

DONNY Says: March 8, 2012 at 4:18 pm

dude its Tomball, as a person who has seen this thing flying around the air fields, i will tell you from personal experience, it is Tomball.

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