RNJ News Department

JCP&L to use helicopters to inspect power lines

If you see a helicopter hovering over the area, don’t worry – it’s following power lines.

The Chesapeake Bay helicopters will be conducting JCP&L’s spring transmission Aerial patrol. These inspections are scheduled to begin today and typically require approximately two weeks to complete depending on weather conditions, according to JCP&L.

The helicopters will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along the lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection.

The helicopters scheduled for these patrols are a black Hughes MD500 with registration (tail) number N748CB and a Black and Silver Hughes MD500 with registration (tail) number N90TJ.

The pilot will also be in communication with any local Airports when in their airspace.

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By: Jay Edwards
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