Jersey Central Power & Light will be conducting Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrols. 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.
Please be advised that the Haverfield Company will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all JCP&L Transmission Lines, beginning July 31, through August 3, weather permitting.
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.
Contractor is Haverfield Aviation, The helicopter is a Hughes MD 500, black in color with a red stripe, Tail # N8330P.
As always, poor weather and emergency patrols/repairs elsewhere may cause re-scheduling and/or delays.