Border Patrol gets new plane
The Havre sector of the U.S. Border Patrol has a new tool a brand new, top-of-the-line aircraft.
"They're such a great resource multiplier," Mike Hester, Border Patrol deputy chief of air operations, said today. "It's very cost-effective."
Hester, who works at the Border Patrol flight operations headquarters in El Paso, Texas, brought the new turbocharged Cessna StationAir Turbo 206 airplane to replace the Havre sector's old plane, a Cessna 182.
The improved plane is part of the Border Patrol's effort to improve its capabilities on the northern border in the wake of Sept. 11. The Havre sect...