The western Kentucky lawman wants an ultralight aircraft.
He took county officials to a recent demonstration of the craft that looks a little like a flying go-cart with a parachute.
He says having the ability to get an eye in the sky will help in drug cases and searching for missing people.
The Powrachute Airwolf doesn't go very fast, only about 30 miles an hour.
But that's enough for Phelps.
He says a sponsorship deal could help offset the $30,000 price for a police ultralight.