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Aerial Trimming Schedule

Actual aerial cutting for 2016 will begin on or about Jan. 4 and last until March 31 in the following areas:

Frederick County:

  •  Back Creed Road, south of Gore
  •  Green Spring Road, north of Bell Hollow

Northern Shenandoah County:

  • Strasburg to Mount Olive

Page County:

  • Stanley
  • Honeyville
  • Newport
  • Alma

SVEC currently uses the services of Aerial Solutions Inc. This North Carolina based helicopter company uses a patented Aerial Power Saw to trim the right of way along its power lines. The 800 pound, 24 HP saw consists of multiple 24-inch diameter rotary blades and is suspended from a 90 foot vertical boom beneath the helicopter. The versatility and speed of the Aerial Power Saw provides an efficient and cost-effective alternative to conventional side trimming methods in all types of terrain with little to no environmental impact. The Aerial saw provides maximum lateral clearances from vegetation encroaching into the right of way. The right of ways are trimmed from ground to sky to further avoid conflicts with the power line. Long term outages in severe weather are avoided after right of ways are trimmed with the aerial saw. Aerial Solutions employs highly trained professional pilots and flies a well-maintained fleet of McDonnell Douglas 500 helicopters. Visit the company's website by clicking here.



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