Wildland Fire Management, Search and Rescue (SAR), and Law Enforcement (LE) operations all have a common characteristic: a demand for expediency.
The National Park Service Aviation Program provides leadership at the national, regional, and park levels to ensure safe and efficient use of aviation resources.
A helitack crewmember looks out of a helicopter for new fire starts.
- Yosemite National Park
Helicopter Rappel Program Gets New Start
- Gateway National Recreation Area
Golden Age of Aviation at the Forefront in Renovated Visitor Center
- White Sands National Monument
Two Lost Hikers Rescued Through Interagency SAR
- Mammoth Cave National Park
NPS Staff Flies with Kentucky State Police in Search of Marijuana
The National Park Service uses aircrafts year round and in nearly every state to support, accomplish and promote our mission.
A variety of National Park Service Aviation images from Acadia to Zion. View photo galleries aircraft used in parks, aircraft operations, and the people who work in National Park Service Aviation Management.
There are many events that are commemorated by the National Park Service. Learn about those associated with Aviation, including the Wright Brothers, the first U.S. President to obtain a pilot’s license, and the first use of an airplane in search and rescue.