"We have two aircraft and three pilots including myself. One of them I have been training for three or four weeks and the other hasn't flown liveline for over a year. I also Nike Air Max Dark Grey do external training for a pilot from Eurocopter. Hopefully when I retire in five years one of them will be able to train people to do the job."
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"There is myself and another person in France who can train people because they use live line too," he said.
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He said: "I enjoy (the work).
His years of expertise both in military and civilian flying mean he is the only person in the UK and one of only a handful in Europe who is qualified to train people to do his job.
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As the National Grid's chief pilot, 60 year old Mr Crichton Kane travels round the country maintaining and repairing the power lines which hang between pylons some of which can carry currents of up to 400,000 volts.
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Mr Crichton Kane spent the early part of his career as a pilot in the British Army flying missions in Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe among many others. He began flying live line missions freelance in the 1980s before taking the role at the National Grid in 1994 on a permanent basis.
Hovering above power lines knowing that the slightest mistake could cost you and your workmates your lives may not sound like your average day at work.
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The live line method is used as a cheaper alternative to putting the pylons offline for repairs.
Crichton Kane has any intention of hanging up his goggles just yet.
But he is incredibly modest about his daredevil role. "It has been risk assessed since I started in 1994. The weight of the aircraft must be exact, everything is weighed, the line men the cage, the equipment, the air density is measured so that we know exactly how much fuel we can put in. We don't have doors on the aircraft to save weight so you can end up with a 10c wind chill coming through the aircraft which can make it very difficult."
"It doesn't sound like a long time but you can get a lot done in 20 minutes," said Mr Crichton Kane, who lives on Dorset Avenue, Diggle. "Although when you are making such small movements for that amount of time it is hard work. Your arms can start to ache."
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