America's police have taken the war on crime to the air. They climb into action each day with a simple motto: Above All Else. Their weapons: state of the art helicopters that fly at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour, that maneuver expertly between treacherous urban obstacles, that blow by traffic bottlenecks.
All across the country, police aviation units swoop down from the skies, relentlessly pursuing the nation's most dangerous criminals, and performing breathtaking feats of rescue. A veteran former officer of the New York City Police Aviation Unit has captured these heroes at full tilt for the first time.
From New York to LA, we meet the men and women who plucked terrified victims from the high-rise ruins of the World Trade Center bombing, who responded miraculously to the Avianca air disaster, who foiled a helicopter assault on the White House.
Navigating through urban gunfire like the Army choppers of Vietnam, these high-flying cops take crime fighting and rescue heroics to a thrilling new level.