N4QX photoPlease be advised that spring routine aerial inspections on the Illuminating Company’s electrical transmission lines will begin March 2, 2015. Aerial inspections are performed via helicopter and require about four weeks for completion, depending on weather conditions and other scheduling needs. Helicopters will be flying slowly (20-30 miles per hour) along the transmission lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection. 

The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a MD 500  green with black stripes with registration (tail) number N4QX (photo on right). Please do not be alarmed if you see this helicopter.