Message from JCP&L:
Please be advised that on 2/1 or 2/2 weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters (CBH) will be moving to the area to begin performing UV/IR patrols on all JCP&L 115kV lines. CBH will be patrolling the area full-time until the UV/IR patrols are completed. Patrols are estimated to take 3-5 days to complete.
A UV/IR patrol is similar to a routine patrol in terms of speed (25-35mph) but special equipment mounted on the bottom of the aircraft is used to get a detailed look at the conductor, insulators, shield wire, and their associated hardware through the infrared and ultraviolet spectrum. The helicopter may be seen hovering at certain locations trying to get a closer look at any conditions that may be found during the patrol(s).