Editorial: City to be flying high if it lands state police aircraft

The Indiana State Police is considering moving some of its aircraft to the Greenwood Municipal Airport.

The state police currently store one plane and three helicopters at Indianapolis International Airport and one plane in Angola. State police use the aircraft to search for missing people and possible criminals and occasionally for marijuana fields hidden on farmland.

Moving the four aircraft from where they’re stored at the Indianapolis airport would save the state police money and benefit another city’s airport by bringing a stable, long-term tenant, state police spokesman Dave Bursten said.

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