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An Erickson Aircrane setting a section of a 15,000 pound power line transmission tower
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1st Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
An Erickson Aircrane setting a section of a 15,000 pound power line transmission tower

"I was working as a pilot flying a helicopter in support of the Erickson Aircrane on the Sunrise Powerlink project in Southern California," says Megna. "Some days there were more than 40 helicopters working along the 117-mile corridor, making this the largest helicopter-supported construction project ever undertaken. On this day, I had the opportunity to fly with another pilot as the Aircrane set the 12,000 to 18,000 pound tower sections. This overhead view provides a unique perspective to appreciate the air crane crew's skill and precision in working with the crews on the ground to construct each individual tower."

TAGS: California, Helicopter, United States

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Coronado, California, United States of America
Member since 2014
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Copyright:
© Dan Megna.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2012
Total Views: 127
Filed Under: Civilian
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 13, 2013, 12:14 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: NIKON D3
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO200
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