LUS to Conduct Helicopter Survey of Transmission Lines

Don’t be surprised if you see a helicopter creeping around the skies of Lafayette over the next week.  Lafayette Utilities System will begin an aerial survey of high-voltage transmission lines throughout the city beginning Wednesday, July 21, weather permitting.


From LUS:


Lafayette, LA (July 20, 2020) – Weather permitting, starting Wednesday, July 22, 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.