What We Do - Pipeline Patrol
Routine aerial patrols of natural gas and petroleum pipelines are a significant portion of our revenue. Routine aerial patrols are the original service provided by Hawkeye Helicopter. These routine patrols generated the capital necessary to expand our services and grow our business to what it is today. Our pipeline flight missions accumulate in excess of 1.5 million nautical miles annually. Many of our nation’s largest gas and petroleum pipeline companies entrust us to fulfill their routine aerial patrols. With having many clients and numerous contracts, we can provide a much more cost-effective patrol service than our competitors. Simply put, we don’t have to make our profit from a single pipeline or client, as we can reduce deadhead miles by incorporating several pipeline patrols into each daily flight mission, when feasible. This also allows us to share overhead costs of insurance, maintenance and associated labor costs of mechanics, ground support and administrative personnel over a broader client base. Many of our clients also utilize our helicopter’s to conduct a more comprehensive inspection of their facilities and rights-of-way. Hawkeye Helicopter is one of the most respected premier aerial patrol company’s in the nation.
Hawkeye Helicopter’s relationships with other technical and professional service providers, allows us to assist utilities in conducting aerial and ground based gas leak detection, LiDAR and GIS data acquisition, preliminary route studies, design services and legal boundary issues regarding survey matters.