SKYNEWS 6 Is Back


Monday, May 5th 2008, 10:50 am
By: News On 6


The News On 6 has some exciting news. SKYNEWS 6 is back in the air. Our new helicopter arrived on Monday and is ready to cover Green Country news from the sky as the most advanced news helicopter in Tulsa. As News On 6 anchor Jennifer Loren reports, the helicopter is going to be an incredible tool for us to have at The News On 6.

The Tulsa news landscape will never be the same.

Our intent always has been to return to covering news from the air, and we are pleased to bring this powerful news gathering tool back to our viewers, better than ever," said Regina Moon, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The News On 6 and CW12/19. "Our investment in Skynews 6 with SteadiZoom 360 is a clear signal of our commitment to providing people throughout northeastern Oklahoma the finest news coverage possible."

SKYNEWS 6 is equipped with not one, not two, but three on-board cameras. The newest feature is a tail camera. It will provide News On 6 viewers with a new perspective of riding alongside SKYNEWS 6.

And, say hello to SteadiZoom 360. It's mounted on the nose of SKYNEWS 6. It's even more advanced than the previous SteadiScan 360. It has Gyro-stabilization technology which makes it jitter-free, regardless of the motion of the aircraft.

Photographers control SteadiZoom 360 from inside and can zoom in closer than ever before. And of course, it rotates 360 degrees. This helps us cover every angle of Green Country news.

There is also an interior camera. It can be pointed at the reporter, or at the pilot, depending on the situation.

"Viewers will see the difference and reap the benefit," said News on 6 Director of News, Ron Harig. "Whether it's severe weather coverage, breaking news or traffic concerns the images our viewers will see will be extremely clear and detailed."

SKYNEWS 6 with SteadiZoom 360, owned by The News On 6, is the only station-owned television news helicopter in Tulsa.