N4QX photo (2)FirstEnergy is conducting its annual Fall Routine Aerial Inspections beginning September 21, 2015. Please be advised that Vista 1 will be the helicopter company assisting with inspections throughout the Illuminating Company service area.

The helicopter scheduled for these patrols is a green and black striped MD 500 with registration number N4QX on the tail (right). The helicopter will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along electrical lines, and may hover at any time for a closer inspection.  
  
The Routine Aerial Inspections typically require about four weeks for completion, depending on weather conditions and other scheduling needs.