Watchout for flying power saws

March 17, 2014 6:38:19 AM PDT
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a flying power saw.

The American Transmission Company is using an oversized flying saw to trim trees.

The trees are along a high voltage line near the Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Wisconsin.

The company has hired Aerial Solutions.

They use helicopters equipped with rotary saw blades suspended on a 90-foot vertical boom.

The energy transmission company said that using helicopters for tree trimming is more productive and efficient than using ground-based crews.