Photo/Story Gallery 2007

FHP Demonstrates Safety at Annual Aviation Day

FHP airplane in flightAnother FHP plane in flightDuring the annual Aviation Day hosted by Page Field, the Florida Highway Patrol was ready to share safety messages and have some fun. Troop F conducted a variety of safety demonstrations while troopers and Auxiliary members spent the afternoon showing off one of FHP’s planes with Sgt. Gary Schluter, an FHP pilot. Sergeant Schluter and his plane.Also on display was an unmarked Marauder patrol vehicle and one of our Rollover Simulators.

Willing volunteers were also given the opportunity to perform some exercises while wearing the Fatal Vision goggles, which demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving. Visitors to the event were allowed to sit in the FHP plane, the Marauder, and a marked patrol car to see what being a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper is all about.

Kids enjoyed seeing what is like to be a Trooper.
Kids enjoyed seeing what it is like to be a trooper.

Trooper Grider and Jackal Trooper Mike Grider and Jackal gave a K-9 demonstration.
Trooper Mike Grider and Jackal gave a K-9 demonstration.

 Auxiliary Trooper David Childress practices the exercises with the Fatal Vision goggles.
Auxiliary Trooper David Childress practiced a series of exercises wearing a pair of Fatal Vision goggles.