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So, I bonded on to a 500kV powerline the other day for the first time in the 500. Amazing experience!

 

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We also got to go for a ride on the platform to get an idea of what it is like from the lineman's perspective! Thats the best seat in the house right there....

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Yeah thats a training area for linemen (not our company's). There are all sorts of structures and lines, great place. We dont do initial training there, just the platform stuff. Initial training involves a lot of groundschool and learning about the wire environment, structures, components, etc. Then some flying in the 500 learning how to do patrols and comprehensive visual inspections. You will then head out out to jobs and do that stuff for your first 3 to 4 months.

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