Power Lines Are Deadly

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Power Lines Are Deadly

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Power Lines Are Deadly

By Ofonime Essien

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Flying into wires, cables and other objects is by far the number one cause of fatal accidents in helicopter.

Pilots must constantly be on the alert for this very real hazard.

Watch for the towers, you will not see the wires in time.

READ: Flying Near Power Lines

Fly directly over the towers when crossing power lines.

Allow for the smaller, usually invisible grounding wire(s) which are well above the larger more visible wires.

Constantly scan the higher terrain on either side of your flight path for towers.

Always maintain 500 feet AGL except during take-off and landing.

By always flying above 500 feet AGL, you can virtually eliminate the primary cause of fatal accidents.

Source: Robinson Helicopter

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Ofonime Essien

Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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