Power lines check provided by low-flying helicopter

A small low-flying helicopter has been flying in the sky of New Jersey lately. Its job? To perform a periodical aerial inspection of power lines.

According to the responsible company Jersey Central Power & Light Co. (JCP&L), it helps locate problems like tree conditions and potential equipment failures.

The helicopter’s method of procedure is to fly slowly at speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour. It goes along the power lines and may sometimes hover for a closer inspection.

In order to avoid public confusion and worrying of having a helicopter moving slowly above their neighborhoods, the company notifies beforehand about its intention.

You may read more details from the New Jersey Hills site here.