Helicopter patrols


Bushfire helicopter patrols

Our bushfire safety helicopter has patrolled parts of the Central Coast and Lower Hunter looking for hazards.

Crews used laser scanning equipment and take high-resolution photographs from the helicopter to identify any potential bushfire hazards.

About the bushfire patrols

As part of our bushfire safety plan we are working the Rural Fire Service, local councils and community groups to inspect live powerlines in bushfire-prone areas.

Our helicopter crews use radar imaging equipment to identify potential bushfire hazards. The radar sends and records 300,000 pulses every second to create a three-dimensional representation of the network and is capable identifying branch heights with an accuracy of within two centimetres.

LiDAR high resolution radar imaging