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Helicopter Lift Work in Construction

February 25, 2016
helicopter ride nyHelicopter lift work is popular in the construction industry. Helicopters can quickly and safely transport objects that would be difficult or impossible to move with other means and place them in virtually any location with precision.
Helicopters can lift a wide array of items, such as building materials (wood, concrete, steel, brick), HVAC equipment, septic tanks, light poles, communication poles, and many other objects.
A helicopter is better for lifting many objects on construction sites than an aerial crane. A helicopter can finish the work faster, which will save you time and money for labor. A helicopter lift fee is often less expensive than the fee for a crane. A helicopter can access virtually any area, even places where an aerial crane cannot go. A helicopter can place an item precisely where you need it on a building of any height. Helicopter lift work is safe because helicopters are professionally maintained and the pilots and crews are highly trained.
The helicopter lifting process is quite simple. The team must first figure out how the object will be lifted. This will depend on the type of object, its weight and size, and whether it is fragile. The object will be rigged with chains or cables, the helicopter will hover over the object, and a team on the ground will attach the object to the helicopter. The ground team will signal or radio the pilot when they are ready and then back away, and the pilot will slowly lift the object. The helicopter will fly the object to its destination, and another ground crew will help the pilot place the object in the desired location.
Using a helicopter to lift heavy objects can help your construction project progress efficiently and can save you money. Helicopter lift work is a safe and practical way to move virtually any object or material at your construction site so that you can stay on schedule and within your budget.
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