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LUS to Conduct Helicopter Survey of Transmission Lines

photo courtesy of LUS.org

The Bell 206L helicopter will be flying at approximately 500 feet over high-voltage transmission lines at slow speeds to capture imagery as part of LUS’s routine transmission maintenance.

Posted: Jul 20, 2020 3:50 PM

Lafayette, LA  – Starting Wednesday, July 22, weather permitting, Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) along with The Energy Authority and GeoDigital International will be conducting a weeklong aerial survey of 40 miles of high-voltage transmission lines throughout the city of Lafayette.

The Bell 206L helicopter will be flying at approximately 500 feet over high-voltage transmission lines at slow speeds to capture imagery as part of LUS’s routine transmission maintenance. Aerial survey allows LUS to inspect the system in a more efficient manner with a bird’s-eye view of the lines.

Local authorities have been notified of the aerial survey.

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