Reporting live from BMS

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Naomi Campbell/Democrat-News

The KMBC-TV Channel 9 NewsChopper and pilot/reporter Johnny Rowlands landed on the Bueker Middle School football field Tuesday morning while students waved and stood by to watch the television star. After watching the landing, students watched a brief tornado safety video and engaged in a question and answer session with Rowlands.

The Bell 206 BIII JetRanger Rowlands uses is equipped with two cameras mounted inside and two on the outside. The Kansas City channel has been using the NewsChopper to report on news and traffic since April 2000.

Rowlands has been engaged in flying and reporting since 1983.