Some of Atlanta’s best police work happens thousands of feet in the air. That’s where you’ll find APD’s Air Unit patrolling the city in specialized choppers, with high-tech equipment that can find a bad guy quicker than a hawk can spot a squirrel.

The unit’s three helicopters can help end a car chase, search for a missing person or drop a SWAT team into a crime scene. It is difficult work that takes focus and precision. But it helps that every member of the unit absolutely loves their job.