FIRST ENERGY LINE INSPECTIONS

Effective immediately, please be advised that Vista1 will be conducting  patrols on all 345,000 volt lines in The Illuminating Company and will be patrolling full time until inspections are complete, weather permitting. The inspection will be performed using a dark blue with light-striping, Bell Jet Ranger with tail registration #N321AW.  These patrols will be flown at moderate speeds (20-30 mph) and this inspection type employs the use of specialized equipment housed in a gimbal-mount on the belly of the aircraft. 

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  pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace. 

First Energy Helicopter