Bob Moore Chopper 4 Pilot Jon Welsh

Bob Moore Chopper 4 Pilot

You can catch Jon Welsh high above in the action in Bob Moore Chopper 4. The pilot grew up in Durant, OK, graduated from Silo High School and went to college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Welsh enlisted as an Infantryman in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 2000 as soon as he graduated High School.

Shortly after his first deployment in 2003, he joined the Durant Police Department as a patrolman.

He served the people of Durant for two and a half years before taking a job as a recruiter for the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Jon left the recruiting force in early 2007 to attend US Army Flight Training at Ft. Rucker, AL.

After returning from flight school Welsh and his family moved to Moore, O.K. where they now call home.

Welsh returned home from Iraq in the fall of 2010.

While there he flew over 800 hours in direct support of combat operations.

Prior to joining the KFOR team, he served as a Blackhawk instructor pilot for the Oklahoma National Guard.

John is honored to pilot Bob Moore Chopper 4 and continue his service to the public, keeping you informed from 800 feet above the story.

Recent Articles

  • Bob Moore Chopper 4 pilot glad to be back in action

    Posted on: 11:01 am, March 18, 2013, by , updated on: 01:28pm, March 18, 2013

    It’s good to be back at work. I just finished pre-flighting and running up Chopper 4 making sure nothing broke...
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    Pilot Jon Welsh flying Bob Moore Chopper 4
  • View of Okla. snowstorm from Bob Moore Chopper 4

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, February 26, 2013, by , and , updated on: 05:34pm, February 26, 2013

    Bob Moore Chopper 4 was high above Oklahoma after the snow rolled in. The white stuff blanketed most of northwestern...
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  • Week in Pictures from Bob Moore Chopper 4

    Posted on: 12:41 pm, January 21, 2013, by , updated on: 12:46pm, January 21, 2013

    Last week was busy week for me.   I went to The Bell Helicopter Training Academy for my yearly refresher...
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    Air One in flight searching for one suspect.
  • Week in Pictures from Bob Moore Chopper 4

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, January 6, 2013, by , updated on: 05:32pm, January 8, 2013

    Welcome to 2013, for a three day work week this has been a busy one.  We started out Wednesday with...
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    EC130 Medi Flight Crash NE of Seminole.
  • Chopper 4 Pilot Jon Welsh shows chopper emergency landing

    Posted on: 12:30 pm, January 3, 2013, by , and , updated on: 01:39pm, January 3, 2013

    Four people are recovering after their medical helicopter made an emergency landing in a Cromwell field Wednesday afternoon.  Authorities said...
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    Jon landing
  • Windy day for flying

    Posted on: 12:36 pm, December 13, 2012, by

    The wind is really blowing today with gusts up to 30 mph. It gives us more power on take off...
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    Windy day to Fly.
  • Chopper 4 to the Snow!

    Posted on: 1:57 pm, December 10, 2012, by , updated on: 02:41pm, December 10, 2012

    Monday started out cold with reports of snow around Davis so I decided fly down in hopes of making a...
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    I-35 around mile marker 55.
  • Can you guess what car this is?

    Posted on: 2:51 pm, December 6, 2012, by , updated on: 10:56am, December 7, 2012

    On our way back from Norman Wednesday we flew over the Oklahoma River, south of downtown, and noticed a half...
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  • Pilot Jon Welsh visits Western Oaks Elem. on Veterans Day

    Posted on: 11:44 am, November 12, 2012, by , updated on: 04:53pm, November 12, 2012

    I had a great time and was honored this morning to be able to talk with the students of Western...
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    Mr. Morris WWII Military Policeman. Looks great for 92.  I enjoy hearing about how it used to be.
  • Friday Night Heroes: Week 2

    Posted on: 2:56 pm, September 4, 2012, by , updated on: 05:38pm, September 4, 2012

    Week two of football is here. Friday we will be flying to Stillwater to catch the first half of the...
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    The Rock
  • Drive to save lives

    Posted on: 11:26 am, August 13, 2012, by , updated on: 11:29am, August 13, 2012

    Thank you to everyone who gave up part of their weekend and came out to donate blood at Bob Moore...
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    Bob Moore Chopper 4
  • OHP questions group seen leaving fire

    Posted on: 5:19 pm, August 8, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:04pm, August 8, 2012

    STROUD, Okla. — While over the Stroud wildfires, Bob Moore Chopper 4 found a group of people in a dark...
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    Police question group seen near fires