Troop T - Aircraft

The Kansas Highway Patrol provides airborne police services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and emergency service agencies.
Troop T provides support on missions such as:
  • Counter-drug activities
  • Disaster assessment and relief
  • Manhunts
  • Photo surveillance and evidence gathering
  • Search and rescue
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Transporting vital equipment, personnel, and assets
Police Cruisers With Helicopter Above

Aircraft Available

The Patrol has aircraft based in Topeka, Wichita, and Hays. The agency maintains a Bell 407 helicopter (currently under repair), a fixed-wing Cessna 182 RG, and three fixed wing Cessna 206s. The helicopter and 2 of the 206s are equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), which allows pilots to see at night by sensing body heat, making it a valuable tool in searching for persons.

Executive Aircraft Operations

Another function of Troop T is Executive Aircraft Operations. The Patrol owns and operates a Raytheon King Air 350 twin-engine, turbo-prop plane capable of carrying nine passengers. Based in Topeka, the King Air supports the Protective Services Detail to the Governor and other public officials.