Aircraft information request for 2013 As350b2 American eurocopter corp

Jacob Appelbaum filed this request with the Philadelphia Police Department of Philadelphia, PA .
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From: Jacob Appelbaum

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records, documents, emails, and other correspondence regarding or related to the 2013 model As350b2 American eurocopter corp helicopter as well as any additional equipment attached to the aircraft. This aircraft has serial number 7705 and holds registration N296PD. This aircraft uses the mode-s code of A30D0D in hexadecimal. I request records, documents, emails, privacy assessments, purchase orders, maintenance records, and other correspondence relating to the equipment.

Additionally, I would like any manuals, procedures, communications protocols, and any communications related to inter-agency coordination. This should include pilot logs, flight plans, and surveillance plans. Specifically, I am looking for any and all data relating to flights over and near the city of Philadelphia. The data for the last week with a focus on the months of May and June 2020 where the aircraft was documented flying in circles over demonstrations at an altitude of 800 feet. Any imaging or other surveillance data from onboard collection is additionally requested, as well as any policies which govern the collection, processing, use, and dissemination of this data. Any communication about this data or related data should be included, especially inter-agency communications, and metadata.

This information is part of a journalistic research project involving the Seattle Privacy Coalition.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Jacob Appelbaum

From: Jacob Appelbaum


My original information request was filed in early June. My understanding is that the statute requires a response within five days. It has been more than two months.

Could someone please inform me of the status of my request and the contact information for the people handling the request?

Jacob Appelbaum