Practice makes perfect. That's what was behind a get together between helicopter pilots from our law enforcement agencies at McClellan Park on Tuesday. 

Officer Michele Gigante says pilots from the Sacramento Police Department were joined by representatives from agencies around the state -- including Placer County, Los Angeles and the Oakland PD.

"Them flying in here, having a coordinated time where they're coming in, would mimic exactly if there were a critical incident -- a flood, a natural disaster -- where we needed mutual aid," Gigante said. 

Chuck Smith is a Metro Fire pilot who appreciates the opportunity to visit with others he might be working with in an emergency.

Smith says it's days like these that make communication easier during a real emergency, like last Friday's fire at Cal Expo.