FirstEnergy and JCP&L will be conducting Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrols. Please be advised that the HeloAir will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all Jersey Central Power and Light Transmission Lines, beginning 6-14-21 through 6-15-21, weather permitting.
Vegetation aerial inspections are scheduled during the April through September time frame covering all transmission facilities system-wide annually. Patrols are intended to identify conditions that may be a threat to the safety and reliability of the transmission system.
The pilot will be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace. The helicopter will be flying at a speed of about 35-40 mph above or alongside the lines and may circle around for a closer inspection.
The helicopter is Bell 206 and tail number 828HA (see photo).
As always, poor weather and emergency patrols/repairs elsewhere may cause re-scheduling and/or delays.