The Democratic National Convention may be over, but the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will continue to experience the effects of it being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) was tasked with providing essential modifications and installations to their fleet of Bell 407 Helicopters for protection during the convention.
“We have performed many installations and modifications since our company began,” said Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc., Rodney Wysong. “It brings us a lot of satisfaction to be entrusted with high profile projects that equip such sensitive missions. It is not every day that your work is directly linked with protecting the President of the United States. Yet each customer’s aircraft is important to us and given the same quality and care. We pride ourselves on every aircraft that leaves our hangar, no matter what the mission is. ”
Wysong completed numerous avionics upgrades. They installed an expanded instrument panel with a Garmin G500H EFIS with Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology, (HSVT). The HSVT provides a clear depiction of the terrain in 3D. The company also installed a Garmin GNS 530W WAAS GPS / NAV / COM with cyclic switching, Garmin SL 40 COM, Garmin GTX 330 ES mode S Transponder with Traffic Information Services (TIS) interfaced to the G500H display, Garmin GDL 69 Weather displayed on the G500H and digitally controlled Becker DVCS audio system with three control panels.
In addition to the avionics upgrades mission equipment improvements included, AeroComputers UC5100 Moving Map System, Troll Skylink LC5 Microwave Pod, Technisonic TDFM-7300 Multiband FM Transceiver, Avalex AVM-4102 TFO Monitor, Spectrolab SX-16 Nightsun slaved to thermal imaging system and Night Vision Modification (NVG).
“The Bell 407s we completed will serve the community and region surrounding Charlotte, North Carolina for many years. We are very proud of that. The 407s now have some of the most proven and reliable instruments and accessories in the law enforcement business for helicopters, ” said Rodney Wysong.