9 Incredible Aerial Pics Of London, Seen From A Police Helicopter

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London looks cool from street-level. London looks really, really cool from a helicopter—specifically from the Metropolitan Police Department's Air Support Unit, a fleet of three that flies around providing support to the ground-bound team below. In between felony-fighting duties, the officers manage to take some truly incredible urban shots.

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The aerial observers have a pretty extensive set of duties: tracking suspects and missing persons with thermal image cameras, vehicle pursuits, patrolling areas to keep misdeeds to a minimum. You can follow along with the city's nitty-gritty goings-ons over at their Twitter feed, but at the beginning of this year they launched an Instagram feed, and it is just awesome shot after awesome shot; all of the beauty, none of the pesky crimes and misdemeanors.

Here are a few of our favorite shots. [qz; @MPSinthesky; mpsau]

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Nothing to See Here!

I follow these people on Twitter, they're awesome, they take some amazing photos! Always talk about people they're chasing down and will reply to people who have seen them above. Wouldn't surprise me if they're the ones who fly above my house every day.

They directed me to the wrong Instagram account though, was wondering why it was completely inactive, thanks for the active one! Here are some of my favourites:

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