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  • Pilot Brian Anderson positions himself inches above the 130 foot electrical tower so ComEd overhead electrician Ron Kellett can climb into the helicopter after changing porcelain insulators for new glass insulators. The overhead electricians uses a fiberglass wand to ground themselves before and after exiting the helicopter on the de-energized voltage wire.

       Pilot Brian Anderson positions himself inches above the 130 foot electrical tower so ComEd overhead electrician Ron Kellett can climb into the helicopter after changing porcelain insulators for new glass insulators. The overhead electricians uses a fiberglass wand to ground themselves before and after exiting the helicopter on the de-energized voltage wire.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pilot Brian Anderson positions himself inches above the 130 foot electrical tower so ComEd overhead electrician Ron Kellett can climb into the helicopter after changing porcelain insulators for new glass insulators.

       Pilot Brian Anderson positions himself inches above the 130 foot electrical tower so ComEd overhead electrician Ron Kellett can climb into the helicopter after changing porcelain insulators for new glass insulators.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electricians Ron Kellett of Rockford, Ken Myers of Lee, and Mike Jones of Manhattan, work on a 130 foot electrical tower near Wayne.

       ComEd overhead electricians Ron Kellett of Rockford, Ken Myers of Lee, and Mike Jones of Manhattan, work on a 130 foot electrical tower near Wayne.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pilot Brian Anderson positions himself inches above the 130 foot electrical tower so ComEd overhead electrician Ron Kellett can climb into the helicopter after changing porcelain insulators for new glass insulators.

       Pilot Brian Anderson positions himself inches above the 130 foot electrical tower so ComEd overhead electrician Ron Kellett can climb into the helicopter after changing porcelain insulators for new glass insulators.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electricians from left to right, Ken Myers, Mike Jones and Ron Kellett prepare for pickup but first must ground themselves with a fiberglass wand to the helicopter after they completed their work on the 130 foot electrical tower near Wayne.

       ComEd overhead electricians from left to right, Ken Myers, Mike Jones and Ron Kellett prepare for pickup but first must ground themselves with a fiberglass wand to the helicopter after they completed their work on the 130 foot electrical tower near Wayne.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electricians work on a 130 foot electrical tower above a bike path in Wayne.

       ComEd overhead electricians work on a 130 foot electrical tower above a bike path in Wayne.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electrician Mike Jones watches as ladders and other equipment are hoisted up by the helicopter to the top of the electrical tower.

       ComEd overhead electrician Mike Jones watches as ladders and other equipment are hoisted up by the helicopter to the top of the electrical tower.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electrician Mike Jones looks up at the helicopter as pilot Brian Anderson lowers equipment to overhead electrician Ron Kellett and Ken Myers.

       ComEd overhead electrician Mike Jones looks up at the helicopter as pilot Brian Anderson lowers equipment to overhead electrician Ron Kellett and Ken Myers.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd helicopter pilot Brian Anderson takes a string of glass insulators to the electrical tower where overhead electricians are waiting to change them.

       ComEd helicopter pilot Brian Anderson takes a string of glass insulators to the electrical tower where overhead electricians are waiting to change them.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A ComEd overhead electrician exits the helicopter and climbs out on to the 130 foot electrical tower as he and two other lineman prepare to make repairs.

       A ComEd overhead electrician exits the helicopter and climbs out on to the 130 foot electrical tower as he and two other lineman prepare to make repairs.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electricians Ron Kellett of Rockford and Ken Myers of Lee work on a 130 foot electrical tower replacing insulators just near Wayne.

       ComEd overhead electricians Ron Kellett of Rockford and Ken Myers of Lee work on a 130 foot electrical tower replacing insulators just near Wayne.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The ComEd team members of the Aerial Specialist Group are Ron Kellett of Rockford, Mike McClintock of Plainfield, Pilot Brian Anderson of Joliet, Mike Jones of Manhattan and Ken Myers of Lee get ready to fix an electrical transmission tower in Wayne.

       The ComEd team members of the Aerial Specialist Group are Ron Kellett of Rockford, Mike McClintock of Plainfield, Pilot Brian Anderson of Joliet, Mike Jones of Manhattan and Ken Myers of Lee get ready to fix an electrical transmission tower in Wayne.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pilot Brian Anderson of Joliet, who is contracted out from Haverfield Aviation and flies for ComEd, takes off from the landing zone on a farmland in Wayne on his way back to the 130 foot electrical tower.

       Pilot Brian Anderson of Joliet, who is contracted out from Haverfield Aviation and flies for ComEd, takes off from the landing zone on a farmland in Wayne on his way back to the 130 foot electrical tower.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pilot Brian Anderson carefully hovers above the ComEd electrical lines near Wayne while repairs are being made. They were changing out the old porcelain insulator string for new glass insulators.

       Pilot Brian Anderson carefully hovers above the ComEd electrical lines near Wayne while repairs are being made. They were changing out the old porcelain insulator string for new glass insulators.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The three man team of ComEd overhead electricians on the 130ft. electrical tower position their equipment while pilot Brian Anderson hovers waiting for a hand signal to bring in the new glass insulators string to replace the porcelain ones which were made in 1964.

       The three man team of ComEd overhead electricians on the 130ft. electrical tower position their equipment while pilot Brian Anderson hovers waiting for a hand signal to bring in the new glass insulators string to replace the porcelain ones which were made in 1964.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd overhead electricians Mike McClintock of Plainfield hooks up a string of glass insulators which will be deliver via helicopter to the electrical tower where overhead electricians are waiting to swap them out improving service for ComEd customers.

       ComEd overhead electricians Mike McClintock of Plainfield hooks up a string of glass insulators which will be deliver via helicopter to the electrical tower where overhead electricians are waiting to swap them out improving service for ComEd customers.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd helicopter pilot Brian Anderson eyes a load of glass insulators on the ground which he will take to the electrical tower where the overhead electricians are waiting to change them.

       ComEd helicopter pilot Brian Anderson eyes a load of glass insulators on the ground which he will take to the electrical tower where the overhead electricians are waiting to change them.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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