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Who: Key Audiences Audience groups that may benefit from wire strike avoidance safety education and messages are quite diverse and include: Balloon Operators • Balloon clubs • Balloon event participants • Balloon tour operators Helicopter Pilots • Medevac • Law enforcement • Military • News

Pilots • Agricultural aviation associations • Flying clubs • Recreational pilots • Sport aircraft operators • Unmanned aerial systems operators • Professional pilot associations

What: Core Messages The core message is the most important point or essential idea to be understood and remembered by the target audience. For this topic, the core message is: When planning an aircraft flight path, include an assessment of aerial objects that may be encountered, such as electric power lines and support structures. Refer to the FAA publication on potential flight hazards. When flying at low altitudes, stay a safe distance away from all overhead electric lines. Hot air balloon takeoff sites should allow sufficient horizontal clearance from obstacles in the takeoff path.


Developing a Public Safety Communications Program

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