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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Helicopters to clear transmission lines

Bell Jet Ranger (Blue) N719CB

Please be advised that on approximately 9/23, weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be mobilizing to the Illuminating Company region to begin routine transmission line patrols for the fall season on all Illuminating Company transmission lines. These patrols are anticipated to take three weeks to complete but completion could be impeded by inclement weather. A blue, bell jet ranger helicopter (tail registration number N719CB) will be used.

 A routine visual patrol is a general inspection of the structures, conductors, and all associated hardware on the transmission line(s) where the onboard inspector is looking for any outstanding issues or immediate threats to the reliability of the transmission line(s). The helicopter may also be seen hovering and/or circling to get a closer look at any problems that may be found during these patrols.


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