Please see the following statement from JCP&L:
We are conducting our Annual Vegetation Management Aerial Patrol. Patrols consist of a Forestry Specialist that accompanies the helicopter pilot in order to identify effectiveness of prior year’s herbicide application and identification of any conditions warranting further inspections from the ground and or corrective action.
Please be advised that the Haverfield Company will be the helicopter company assisting in the inspections on all Jersey Central Power and Light Northern Area Transmission lines, beginning July 12th through July 13th, 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 typically black with a red strip, tail number N8330P (see attached photo – different tail number).
As always, poor weather and emergency patrols/repairs elsewhere may cause re-scheduling and/or delays.
Please see the following photo of a helicopter similar to those used during these inspections: