You can catch Jon Welsh high above in the action in Chopper 4. Jon 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.

Jon is honored to pilot 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

    It’s good to be back at work. I just finished pre-flighting and running up Chopper 4 making sure nothing broke in the two weeks I was gone. I’ve been at the American Eurocopter factory course learning to fly a new aircraft that the National Guard will be picking up shortly. It was fun learning something new but memorizing all new emergency procedures is by far the most important and definitely the least enjoyable of it all. However, a fully autopilot […]

  • View of Okla. snowstorm from Bob Moore Chopper 4

    Bob Moore Chopper 4 was high above Oklahoma after the snow rolled in. The white stuff blanketed most of northwestern Oklahoma including the the Gloss Mountains.

  • Week in Pictures from Bob Moore Chopper 4

    Last week was busy week for me.   I went to The Bell Helicopter Training Academy for my yearly refresher on Monday and Tuesday and had a blast.  I experienced Thunder snow for the first time as it woke me up Tuesday morning and I’m glad that the Metroplex doesn’t get much snow.  It was a grueling 12-mile drive which took me more than an hour and half but the positive side was that everybody was being slow and safe.  As for […]

  • Week in Pictures from Bob Moore Chopper 4

    Welcome to 2013, for a three day work week this has been a busy one.  We started out Wednesday with a flight to Lake Thunderbird to look at the water levels and I couldn’t believe what I saw.   It has been a few of months since I put my boat in the water and it has gone down a lot since then.  Shortly after lunch on Wednesday we heard about the Mediflight crash north east of Seminole and we headed that […]

  • Chopper 4 Pilot Jon Welsh shows chopper emergency landing

    Four people are recovering after their medical helicopter made an emergency landing in a Cromwell field Wednesday afternoon.  Authorities said the landing came soon after take off because of engine failure.  Bob Moore Chopper 4 Pilot Jon Welsh shows us how the pilot may have been able to make the landing during engine failure allowing all the passengers to live through the incident. 

  • Windy day for flying

    The wind is really blowing today with gusts up to 30 mph. It gives us more power on take off but makes the fight a little bumpy.  We will be giving our 5 axis gyro Cineflex camera a workout today for sure. Be extra careful if you plan on putting up Christmas lights or you plan on burning; it could get out of hand quickly.

  • Chopper 4 to the Snow!

    Monday started out cold with reports of snow around Davis so I decided fly down in hopes of making a snow angel.   We took off and headed south where the snow was almost nonexistent until just south of the Canadian River around Wayne.  With a little help from a tail wind, we made to Davis and sure enough there was a little snow on the ground.  Not enough to land and play in but the area got a nice dusting.  […]

  • Can you guess what car this is?

    On our way back from Norman Wednesday we flew over the Oklahoma River, south of downtown, and noticed a half sunken SUV.  Can you guess the make and model?  My guess is a stolen Honda Passport.   We will keep our eye out to see what else reveals itself from the bottom as water is continued to be let out.     

  • Pilot Jon Welsh visits Western Oaks Elem. on Veterans Day

    I had a great time and was honored this morning to be able to talk with the students of Western Oaks Elementary about some of my experiences in the military.  The main thing I wanted to convey was there is so much more to a country and to war than what’s shown on TV.  I showed them pictures of the city UR (Abraham’s birth place) which was right outside our gate and how we lived when we were deployed.  After […]

  • Friday Night Heroes: Week 2

    Week two of football is here. Friday we will be flying to Stillwater to catch the first half of the Pioneers battle with Midwest City’s Bombers.  Then it’s off to Jones to catch the second half of the Longhorns game against the Eagles of Hennessey. I can’t wait to watch this week’s heroes battle it out under the lights, plus you never know who’s going to run out with the team.

  • Drive to save lives

    Thank you to everyone who gave up part of their weekend and came out to donate blood at Bob Moore locations Saturday.  Last I heard over 1,200 people donated.  I had the opportunity to meet a few families whose lives were changed for the better due to blood donations.  It makes it all the waiting worthwhile.   I hope you enjoyed seeing the Bob Moore Chopper 4.  If you missed out, there will be more chances to see it coming […]