In light of the budget cuts, Aerial Support is suspending all helicopter activities, operations and call-outs, except for extremely high priority calls; for example, life risk to officers (officer involved shootings) and extremely critical public safety incidents.
So really, what is the point? If our pilots are not flying except for extremely critical incidents, what will they be doing? Instead of just setting around and waiting, twiddling their thumbs, they can be humping calls until that "extremely critical incident" happens.
Come on, are we really saving any money by grounding the helicopters, while at the same time paying the pilots just to sit around? Where is the common sense?
So our budget has to be cut. But do it in a rational, sensible way.