Powerline Detection System
Power line Strike Risk Reduction
Power lines are formidable hazards and hard to detect. Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System senses when the helicopter is in proximity to a power line and uses audio and visual warning signals to alert the pilot.
The Powerline detector incorporates an Extra Low Frequency (ELF) receiver sensitive to power line electromagnetic fields, a level detector, and visual and audio alerts in a small, lightweight (14 oz) package.
The system detects the electromagnetic field radiated by the power line. System sensitivity is adjustable and a self test feature is also provided. All worldwide power frequencies are accommodated.
A red warning light illuminates and remains on as long as a power line is sensed. An unmistakable audio alert, which clicks like a Geiger counter, is also heard through the audio system and increases in frequency as the power line gets closer. The audio output can be muted if desired, but the warning lamp will remain illuminated as long as the power line is sensed.
With Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection system installed, the pilot gains an invaluable aid with the potential to reduce accidents and save lives.