If you’ve spotted any low-flying helicopters over the Bulkley Valley over the past few weeks, you’re fine.
Talon helicopters are performing low-level flights for LiDAR surveys from August 2 to 31, during daylight hours.
According to the U.S. National Ocean Service, LiDAR is used to “generate precise three-dimensional information about the Earth’s shape and surface features,” including man-made and natural environments.
The company received special authorization from Transport Canada to carry out the surveys.
There will be approximately 5-10 working days, with flights estimated at approximately four hours per day, covering the Smithers, Telkwa, Houston and Burns Lake areas.