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    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.

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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?

Butterfly

There are more insects in Everglades National Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs.