Please be advised that Vista 1 plans to start performing UV/IR Inspections on the JCP&L transmission lines (115 kV only) beginning Monday August 17th. The UV/IR Aerial Inspehttp://www.manchestertwp.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page#ctions in the JCP&L region typically require about 2 to 3 days for completion, depending of course on weather conditions, as well as other scheduling needs. The helicopter will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along the lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection. The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a black and silver Bell 206 w/ registration (tail) number N321AW. Please see attached photo for details. It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. “breaker-to-breaker”), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew provides information on their daily location to both Transmission Lines Maintenance and the SCC, and the pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace. Please advise local Safety Forces and other public entities or sensitive customers as needed.
JCP&L Transmission Lines Inspection Via HelicopterManchesterTWP2015-08-12T15:09:22-04:00