Met-Ed will begin performing comprehensive visual inspections (CVIs)

Please be advised

that starting the second week of January, weather permitting, Met-Ed will begin
performing comprehensive visual inspections (CVIs) on all Met-Ed 500kV
transmission lines. This is a part of our normal protocol and the inspections
are done routinely. These inspections are anticipated to take two to three
weeks to complete, but all work is strongly weather dependent and inclement
weather or outage patrols may extend the effort. The helicopter to be used for
these patrols is as follows:

Black, Hughes MD500
with red, tail registration number N5027P

A comprehensive
visual inspection (CVI) is a slow, structure-by-structure, span-by-span
inspection where the inspector onboard the helicopter gets a thorough look from
top to bottom of each structure, associated hardware, and conductors of the
transmission line(s). The helicopter will be moving very slowly along each of
the transmission lines and will often be seen hovering while carrying out these

The flight crew will
be in communication with any local airports when in their airspace.

For the safety of all
involved, please allow these crews significant distance to conduct their work
safely. Thank you for your time and consideration.