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Meet the female helicopter rescue pilot navigating the skies with the NYPD

Posted: 7:09 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 19:09:01-05

BROOKLYN — Laura Zbikowski is a tenacious aviator and rescue pilot with the New York Police Department.

She took one ride aboard a chopper in California years ago and was instantly smitten.

She merged her love of open skies with her goal of helping people and found a unique career path where she gets to do both.

Today, her helicopter is her office. She's been with the NYPD for 12 years.

Laura will remind you that if you've got a dream, the next best thing you could do is have the courage to pursue it. This is her story.