Talon Helicopters with LaSen Inc. is planning to perform low-level flyovers for FortisBC between May 1 and June 15 in Whistler during daylight hours. The operation has been authorized by Transport Canada.
This work is part of FortisBC’s annual inspection of its high-pressure transmission natural gas lines and is an important part of FortisBC’s integrity management program. The low-flying helicopter uses LaSen’s aerial LiDAR detection technology to inspect the pipelines. This technology is used to detect any issues to ensure FortisBC’s system continues to operate safely, reliably and to plan maintenance activities accordingly.
The flight time over a single area will be minimal and there will be no activity on the ground related to flights, though flight schedule may vary depending on weather conditions and wildfires. The areas to be inspected include Brackendale, Garibaldi Highlands, and Whistler.