Jersey Central Power & Light will be conducting its Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrol. Vegetation Management Aerial inspections are scheduled during the April through September time frame on an annual basis and cover all transmission facilities system-wide. Patrols consist of a Forestry Specialist that accompanies the pilot to identify effectiveness of prior year’s herbicide application and identification of any conditions warranting further inspection from the ground and or corrective action.
Please be advised that Haverfield will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all JCP&L Transmission Lines, beginning May 20th and 21st, 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.
The helicopter is black with tail number “N371EE” (photo attached)