Tom Turner

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  1. Great article, very glad to see use of drones in a very positive matter. I have done many power lines inspection in some of our most most western states. There are countless area that could benefit by this type of inspection. Even the use of small drones ( DJI types , example) to inspect smaller VERY rural area, some of these area are very rugged. However one of the biggest concerns will be people calling this an “invasion of privacy”. There were many occasions just getting access to properties was the hardest problems. A small drone launched from the road, to inpect short areas, mostly looking vegation problem, could be invaluable. However, I hope state, counties and local governments will agree on the use and allow drones, this type of service could be a major service to power companies. Hope to see other responses on this.