A Glimpse of how Aviation is used in Our National Parks

NPS aviation resources, including fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, are vital to the NPS mission and used in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes. Aviation stories and photos give a perspective on the importance of aviation in the national parks.


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks helitack crews group photo taken outside

Stories are an opportunity to show how important aviation is to the national parks. From search and rescue to wildland fire support to wildlife management and more, aviation has a place.

Photo Gallery

Helicopter at sunset at Mesa Verde Park

NPS Aviation photos give us an opportunity to see how they provide leadership at the national, regional, and park levels to ensure safe and efficient use of aviation resources.

NPS Fire & Aviation Blog

Aviation staff member next to plane.

Learn about aspects of the NPS Fire & Aviation Program through the voices of its employees.