Will Kavanagh pilots Osage SkyNews 6 HD and reports the news from the air getting News On 6 places you can't get with a ground crew. He is a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army and has been deployed across the globe including Korea, Europe and Iraq. He attended Ft. Benning Infantry School, Ft. Rucker Aviation School and Fresno State University. Will's aerial weather coverage of blizzards, tornadoes and other natural disasters has kept Oklahomans informed, up-to-date and safe. Read Will’s bio.
Osage SkyNews6 with Flir Ultra Media HD is flying the skies of Green Country to bring you the latest breaking news and severe weather coverage. Osage SkyNews6 is the only station-owned television news helicopter in Tulsa and it is outfitted with cutting edge technology to bring you the clearest, most steady picture possible! Use our Osage SkyNews6 interactive to learn more about the helicopter and Flir Ultra Media HD. Click on a locator button on Osage SkyNews6 or one of the links in the table of contents to get started.
Owned by The News On 6, Osage SkyNews6 with Flir Ultra Media HD is the only station-owned television news helicopter in Tulsa, bringing you the latest breaking news and severe weather coverage.
|Type||Bell model 206 B3 Jetanger|
|Max Gross Weight||3,350 lbs|
|Max Takeoff Horsepower||420 hp|
|Max Cruising Horsepower||370 hp|
|Fuel Capacity||95 gal. jet fuel|
|Height||10 ft - to center of rotor shaft|
|Length||39.2 ft - from rotor to tail|
|Fuselage Length||32.4 ft|
|Max Speed||140 mph|
|Engine||Rolls Royce engine|
|Interior Cabin Width||4 ft|
The UltraMedia Series features 5-axis, microprocessor-controlled gyro-stabilization technology. Solid imagery from dramatically greater distances is now achievable. The UltraMedia Series has an internal turret design for better stability, higher magnification, outstanding image quality, and even greater reliability.
Along with the standard aviation radios, compasses and gauges, Osage SkyNews6 is equipped with a combination of digital Aviation radio and GPS. This GPS/radio unit also has an interface that allows it to receive weather information and data from the XM satellite network. This data gives the pilot real-time weather radar, lightning strike displays and other weather information. Click the link below to climb inside the Osage SkyNews6.
There are two main rotor blades on Osage SkyNews6 with Flir Ultra Media HD chopper. These blades are shaped like the wings on a regular airplane, which provides the lift to make Osage SkyNews6 fly. Helicopters are referred to as rotating wing aircraft. There are also two tail rotor blades that keeps Osage SkyNews6 flying straight. Both blades are 16.7 ft. long and 1.1 ft. wide.
Osage SkyNews6 boasts a highly tuned directional antenna that automatically tracks receiver towers, allowing for continual coverage of breaking news and severe weather while in the sky. This hi-tech antenna system ensures that when breaking news happens, Osage SkyNews6 will be available to cover the action live.
A tail mounted camera gives you the feeling of riding along with Osage SkyNews6 with Flir Ultra Media HD. The tail camera offers a first-person view of where the helicopter is flying, while allowing the Flir Ultra Media HD camera to focus on the action at hand.