The idea of routine inspection of transmission lines by airplane was born on October 20, 1944 when Loren Carlberg made a three hundred mile test patrol for Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E.) A sixty-five horsepower Piper J-3, the famous little "Cub," was used for this historic flight. The method proved so successful that OG&E instituted regular monthly patrols of this one division's lines and routinely added other divisions as aerial patrol proved itself. As lines were added and new companies were contracted, a central location became paramount, and Loren Carlberg's aerial patrol business moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma.
The company changed ownership and underwent a name change in 2014 and is now Aerial Services, Inc. dba Aerial Patrol