These are favorite photos from last winter when I still lived in the Jerusalem Hills, the Hills of Judea.
You will want to click a few times and enlarge them--you won't believe what you see!
The helicopter was hovering right next to the high tension wire high above the road in Soreq Valley!
And what's more--a man was sitting on a platform under the helicopter!
Can you see his legs dangling?
I watched the team work for hours, for several days in December and January.
I was amazed, impressed, scared, and always thinking "Glad I am not that man's mother."
Here you can see the man and the big orange balls that he was about to attach to the miles of live high tension wires.
Today's City Daily Photo Theme Day is about heights, so today is a fitting day to pay tribute to these brave men in the sky.
An Australian government website says that
Queensland-based Aeropower, which uses helicopters to provide airborneelectrical services to power companies, provides the Israel Electric Corporation with a rangeof services including support for cable stringing (pulling out draw wires from structure tostructure), airborne line maintenance services and live-line insulator washing on their overhead power lines.
Watch a video of these guys in action, if you have the guts.