California cops Foley & Burdick fight crime from a helicopter.
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 Officer Don Burdick (13 episodes, 1974)
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 Officer Gil Foley (13 episodes, 1974)
Lou Frizzell ...
 Mitch (13 episodes, 1974)
Ted Hartley ...
 Captain McKeegan (12 episodes, 1974)
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Officers Don Burdick and Gil Foley battle crime in a major city in Southern California from the air. They are "chopper" pilots who aid officers in "black-and-white"'s by contributing added surveillance or assisting in chases of suspects. Sometimes they have their own problems to worry about, such as snipers. Mitch was Gil & Don's crusty mechanic, while the two men received their orders from Capt. McKeegan. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Take off for danger and excitement with two young chopper cops...racing through the skies on their city-wide beat.

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Crime | Drama

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Arriva l'elicottero  »

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Fond memories
21 July 2003 | by (Surf City, USA) – See all my reviews

If memory serves, "Chopper One" played in the half-hour before ABC's "Firehouse." Those were my two favorite shows at the time. I couldn't tell you whether the show was actually good, but it was probably on par with every other cop show (except maybe "The Rookies"). I was a much less critical viewer at age 9.

Although I haven't seen an episode since they first aired, I still have memories of them: At the beginning of one episode, for example, the chopper lands with a kite tangled in the rotor blades; Mitch calls it a "five-cent disaster" or some such colorful term. In (another?) episode, the chopper is hijacked by bad guys. Foley stays on the ground while Burdick flies the chopper; in an attempt to psyche out the bad guys, one of the cops says, "Engine goes out on a chopper, you drop like a rock." At the climax, the chopper flies behind a hill and there's a huge explosion. Foley subdues his bad guy and it turns out that Burdick cleverly dropped an external fuel tank to fake a crash. Classic.


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