Mission 1 – External Load
AIR 1 were contracted to lift and precision position 2 transformers and their sub-station housing, as well as supplies to a remote castle location. The fitting of the transformers would ensure the growing tourist attraction could continue to support more businesses with the extra electrical demands they needed.
Always mindful of cost to the client, it was deemed to be more cost effective to sub-contract part of the project to one of our Aerial Partners. The larger Mi-8 would lift and precision the heavier items, whilst the lighter items would be lifted by Air 1’s MD-500.
The mission involved Air 1’s MD-500 surveying the area, coordinating the entire project and filming the aerial transportation of the heavy electrical equipment, which weighed in at around 2.5 tons!