PG&E’s Copters Patrolling Lines Today and Tomorrow

Press release from PG&E:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will fly helicopters throughout Humboldt County on Tuesday, June 26, and Wednesday, June 27, in order to improve electric reliability.

On Tuesday, the helicopter will patrol distribution lines in Willow Creek, Somes Bar, Orleans, Hoopa and Salyer. On Wednesday, the helicopter will patrols lines in Rio Dell, Low Gap, South Fork to Myers Flat, Zenia to Kettenpom and then Redway to Piercy.

Residents are advised the helicopter will fly low – about 500 feet or lower – to and from the landing zones at the Arcata-Eureka Airport and the Rohnerville Airport in Fortuna. Traffic will not  be impacted.

Weather permitting, flights will occur between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.



  • In all honesty its a little hard not to worry. These guys fly below the biggest firs in my front yard ( Orleans) If there was a emergency or they clip a tree they will crash land in my yard or on my house. Gets a little old when they do this every yr. neglect to limb or dispose of old limbs creating fire danger near and around power lines and then come back and do the same thing next yr. When they have limbed in the distant past the lop and scatter piles literally create more fire danger. On top of all of that the clear invasive and disturbing nature of having a helicopter in your yard over and over is not fun.

  • Jorge Cervantes

    Yup ! Scared the B’Jesus out of me again. This notice would have been helpful for our ptsd at 8am.

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