PHOENIX - A Michigan resident is trying to bring a unique style of aircraft to help Arizona's battle against drug smuggling and illegal immigration.
Craig Ewing runs Silver Lining Aviation , which produces small, two-person aircrafts.
"We customize it specifically for law enforcement use," he said.
Ewing told ABC15 he's sold the aircrafts to law enforcement agencies nationwide, and is trying to bring them to Arizona.
"There's a lot of things that this can bring to Arizona," Ewing said.
Ewing said his company produces three models of the aircraft, which cost and operate at a considerably lower price than other options, such as a helicopter.
The aircrafts can land and take off quickly, utilizing an engine and a large chute that allows it to fly. The easy mobility is one reason Ewing believes makes it a perfect tool to combat drug smuggling and illegal immigration along Arizona's border with Mexico.
"That allows us to get right on top of whatever drug load might be coming across or undocumented aliens that are coming across," he said.
ABC15 contacted the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, which said they have expressed interest in the aircrafts but the funds are not currently available.
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