Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

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Teutobergerwald
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Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by Teutobergerwald »

Late this morning a helicopter hovered up about 50 or so feet above the Port Jefferson Branch trackage east of Northport station and moved slowly east over the right of way. It was not a Suffolk County Police helicopter, it was black or dark blue with what appeared to be gold striping. An aerial survey??? Anybody know anything about this?
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krispy
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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by krispy »

Power line survey?

mkm4
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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by mkm4 »

NY State Police?
Did it look like this?
https://www.airliners.net/photo/New-Yor ... qt6waF6S0I

Teutobergerwald
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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by Teutobergerwald »

It didn't have the white underside or the State Police roundel on the fuselage. I was told yesterday it was probably a contractor retained to do a survey of the RoW for the LIRR.
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NYR2218
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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by NYR2218 »

I saw the same thing, on 11/8 at Mineola. A black helicopter flying low by the tracks.

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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by RGlueck »

Seal Team 6?

freightguy
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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by freightguy »

Metro North had put out a notice that a contracted helicopter company would be surveying the power lines in the coming weeks. Maybe this is also on the LIRR.
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tahawus84
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Re: Helicopter surveying RoW in Northport area

Post by tahawus84 »

I actually saw this helicopter today along the railroad in Medford. It was landing in a field next to the row in Medford on Long Island ave. White with a black or dark blue bottom. There was also a pickup with strobe lights that said helicopter survey or something on the door.

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