NES helicopter survey flights to start again Tuesday

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:48pm
Staff reports

On Tuesday, a low-flying helicopter will again take to the air above Nashville to survey Nashville Electric Service transmission lines.

Beginning June 26 and expected to continue through July 6, the overhead flights are set to run between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. as a continuation of the flights conducted last month. The survey, done by crews both in the air and on the ground, is designed to assist NES in determining the need for system improvements.

Weather permitting, the helicopter will fly approximately 1,000 feet above ground to allow cameras on the aircraft to inspect and capture data along the transmission system across 700 square miles of NES service area.

2 Comments on this post:

By: JohnGalt on 6/25/12 at 11:58

The hotter it is the less lift generated by your wings...fixed or rotating. I wouldn't want to be flying a helo at 1,000 feet as warm as it is.

By: dargent7 on 6/26/12 at 5:39

99 degrees on Thurs.? Fly a chopper at 1,000 '? Hope the know what they're doing.