High Voltage Powerlines

In 2002, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum produced an IMAX film called “Straight Up: Helicopters in Action.” A brief clip from that film shows in extreme close-up how a high voltage cable inspection is performed by a lineman on a helicopter.

The unnamed lineman narrates his job description against the incredible aerial backdrop. No harm in touching 4.16 kV high voltage power lines once the helicopter has equalized with the power line.

Hoovering high in the sky closing in on segments of line needing service observation. “Courage is not about not being scared. It’s about being scared and doing it anyway”.

There’s only 3 things I have ever been afraid of: Electricity, Heights and Women and I’m married too.

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