• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Helicopter Types

HELICOPTER TYPES
The following are characteristics of the three types of helicopters used in wildland fire. These factors are considered when a helicopter is ordered in relation to the missions they are expected to be flying.

 
Type 1 helicopter.

Type 1 helicopter.

NPS Photo.

Type 1

15 or more passenger seats.
Carry up to 700 gallons of water.
Maximum weight for taking off or landing
12,501lbs or more.

 
Type 2 helicopter

Type 2 helicopter.

NPS Photo.

Type 2

9-14 passenger seats.
Carry up to 300 gallons of water.
Maximum weight for taking off or landing
6,000-12,500 lbs.

 
Type 3 helicopter.

Type 3 helicopter.

NPS Photo.

Type 3

4-8 passenger seats.
Carry up to 100 gallons of water.
Maximum weight for taking off or landing is
up to 6,000 lbs

 

Information from the Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide, 2006.

Did You Know?

Sawgrass Prairie

Everglades National Park holds the largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie in North America. Deer, apple snails, muskrats, and alligators are just some of the species wildlife that utilize this habitat for survival.