Visible crew/equipment: Ponch and a pilot named Bob are in a helicopter following a car thief along a winding mountain road. The close-ups of Ponch and Bob were filmed in a studio using rear-screen projection. The bank of nine studio lights is reflected in each man's protective goggles.
Trivia: Although many realistic freeway numbers and exits mentioned over the 2-way radio are real, they were not used in the show. An unused section of the 210 freeway (close to the 118 freeway) in the San Fernando Valley that wasn't quite open to the public yet, was the location nearly always shown on the show representing whatever location is mentioned. If you see many episodes, you can see the same section of freeway always shown.
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