Helicopters will fly low for BC Hydro inspections this summer

Helicopters will fly low for BC Hydro inspections this summer

BC Hydro, will be flying at a low altitude over the power lines that run through Barriere this summer, starting after May 25.

The purpose of the operation is for low level Lidar photo inspection over power lines using a AS355 helicopter, and will take place directly over the relative power lines.

The aircraft will be operating directly over the power lines while in low flight and recording data atltitudes of no less than 300 feet above the ground.

The date of the operation will run from will be May 25, through to Sept. 31, 2012 between the hours of 08:00 to 18:00 hours local time.

BC Hydro states due to the nature of the work they will require reasonably clear days with no rain or snow fall. Also, aircraft availability is an issue, and therefore the extended time frame has been allotted in order to complete the work.

Actual flying will take approximately 21 days to complete the inspection.