Do you get nervous at the top of a tall building? Does your heart pound when you look at the photos on this page? You’re not alone. Fear of heights is one of the most common fears. But Jessica Kilroy doesn’t have it. She’s a rope access technician. That means she repairs wind turbines by climbing them with ropes.
Wind turbines are giant machines that turn wind into electricity. They stand tall in empty fields and on mountaintops. In the future, you’ll be seeing more and more of them. That’s because wind energy is good for the environment. It doesn’t create pollution like some other energy sources do.
We talked to Jessica about her high-flying job.