The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted a distinctive yellow helicopter flying low over Hereford this afternoon. (Wednesday, November 16)

It belongs to Western Power who own and operate a fleet of five helicopters from its Helicopter Unit headquarters at Bristol Airport.


These helicopters are used primarily within the electricity distribution industry for the maintenance and repair of networks and also during emergency and fault conditions.

They can survey about 130km to 160km of line during a normal five-hour flying day split into two sorties.

Flight radar said that the helicopter took off at 2:30pm from Munstone before travelling the eastern side of the city before leaving the city through Rotherwas and Holme Lacy.

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