Archive for June 23rd, 2018
We heard God’s Own Weedwhacker off to the right as we approached Jackson Drive on the way home:
The chopper followed the power lines, just over the treetops, with the downdraft thrashing the leaves:
Long ago, I attended a talk about using choppers for power line inspection and maintenance. Apparently, someone with nerves of ice can replace insulator supports and aeolian dampers on high-tension lines while perched on a chopper hovering very very close to the conductors. Pilots with experience getting troops into and out of hot LZs are in high demand.
I’m sure they give the E911 call center a heads-up before taking off …