JCPL advises that starting today, January 20, 2023 and for approximately six weeks, helicopters operated by Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be performing comprehensive visual inspection of JCPL 500kv and 230kv lines.
A comprehensive visual inspection (CVI) is a slow, structure-by-structure, span-by-span inspection where the inspector onboard the
helicopter gets a thorough look from top to bottom of each structure, associated hardware, and conductors of the transmission line(s). The helicopter will be moving very slowly along each of the transmission lines and will often be seen hovering while carrying out these inspections.
The helicopter to be used is white with black and red stripes, Hughes MD500 with red tail registration number N717MA – see photo