Why choose Chesapeake Bay Helicopters
Since 1998, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters has been an industry leader, providing a wide array of products and services to customers across the country.
We've done a lot of things the right way over the years. We've also learned a lot of things that can be improved on for greater efficiency. In fact, we're a bit fanatical about efficiency, which saves you time and money in the long run. (Seriously, efficiency keeps us up late at night.)
Our administrative team is second to none. Both friendly and knowledgeable in nearly every facet of the industry, we're here for you when you need us.
We've covered the U.S., and our diverse group of pilots has experience in some of the toughest terrain on the planet. When we say we have "Cross Country" experience, we literally mean, we go across the entire country.
We have a dedicated team of MX professionals on staff ready to tackle any unforeseen problem that may arise and our own set of fixed wing aircraft to get them there quickly.
We offer multiple gyro-stabilized power line inspection systems with up to four different camera payload options, simultaneously.
- Ultraviolet camera for corona detection
- Radiometric infrared camera for detecting thermal hot-spots
- High-definition video camera
- High-resolution digital frame camera
Chesapeake Bay Helicopters is an Expert Nationwide Helicopter Service, specializing in utility operations. We are a Part 135, fully staffed company with expertise in Power Line, Pipeline, LiDAR, Maintenance, and Infrastructure across the United States.
Who we are
Chesapeake Bay Helicopters, Inc. (CBH) Incorporated in 1998 and is a leader in providing technologically based, diversified commercial services and asset reliability support for utility companies across the nation.
We currently offer the following products:
Inspection & Power Line Patrol, Remote Sensing & Leak Detection, Pipeline Patrol, Helicopter & Equipment Leasing, Helicopter Maintenance Services, Part 135 Charter Operations, Part 133 External Load, and more!
Inspection & Power Line Patrol
Remote Sensing & Leak Detection
Part 135 Operations
Aerial Photography & Cinematography
We take a great deal of pride in our work and have an innate sense of attention to detail hardwired into each and every one of our employees.
We take pride in maintaining safe operations. Our crew members maintain continuous training in proper operations of both our equipment and any necessary additional contracted equipment, flying in the wire environment re-currency training, and additional courses, as needed.
Aviation can be a tricky business. Unforeseen weather and maintenance issues are typical; however, our 20 years' experience has allowed us to circumvent many of these issues to be prepared for whatever obstacles arise with numerous contingency plans in place.
Our nationwide expertise allows us the ability to know precisely what costs will be incurred for each project.
Chesapeake Bay Helicopters
Expert Nationwide Helicopter Service
We have 20 years' experience in all airspace types, in all weather conditions, and cover over 100,000 miles annually. We're not just another utility company; we're setting the standard.
Let's face it. We work in an ever-changing environment, with changing client expectations, deliverable dates, adverse weather conditions, and a plethora of other factors. Luckily, for the staff at Chesapeake Bay Helicopters, it's just another day in the office. Our unofficial motto is Semper Gumby, as we're ready to adapt and change to just about anything thrown at us.
- Exceptional Attention to Detail
- Highly Trained & Experienced
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What our clients say
Chesapeake Bay Helicopters is an essential part of our infrastructure. We can count on them to ensure any problems in the field are visualized and accurately reported, and on our time schedule.
Director of Operations
CBH is truly an amazing asset to have. For proposed lines, and overgrowth on existing right-of-ways, the imagery we get from their LiDAR is second to none. Plus with in house data processing, there's no middle man, and we know everything is precise.
We have thousands of miles of pipeline to maintain, and we couldn't do it without the leak detection services provided by Chesapeake Bay Helicopters. Even trace amounts of methane are detectable, and the staff is trained on knowing what is a viable situation, based upon our standards.
Here's some of the most common questions we are asked. If you have more, let us know!
Can you carry passengers?
We are an FAA Part 135 Air Carrier and Operator Certified company and can carry passengers, as needed.
Do you do video work?
We have all the necessary equipment to provide stabilized video images with our nose-mounted gimbals. The result is crystal clear video with fluid movement, allowing you to see precisely what you need to. We also offer aerial cinematography and have state-of-the-art Digital Cinema Cameras in house, as well.
Do you offer Corona?
We utilize FLIR Systems for enhanced Corona Imagery for our comprehensive power line inspections.
Do you offer Leak Detection Services?
We don't just offer it; we're one of the best at it! No matter the amount of line you have, our equipment is capable of detecting trace amounts of particles to ensure your lines are functioning properly.
Do you do long line and platform work?
We have been providing both services for many years and have all the necessary equipment for your next project.
What's your customer service like?
Second to none. Each customer has an assigned Project Manager who handles the Scope of Work from beginning to end, ensuring adaptation to your ever-changing needs.