Types of Aircraft

The NPS has responsibility for a broad range of aviation facilities and equipment that require oversight and management. Servicewide aviation supports many disciplines including, but not limited to, wildland fire, law enforcement, search and rescue, cultural and natural resource management, and general administrative and maintenance missions. These diverse programs require highly technical aircraft and equipment, as well as highly skilled pilots and personnel, to perform aviation functions critical to accomplishing the NPS mission.

See NPS aircraft locations.

Restored Lockheed Jet Star Dedication

Dedication of the restored presidential Lockheed Jet Star at the LBJ Ranch airplane hangar, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park

MD 500

MD 500D helicopter in cottongrass at Noatak National Preserve, Alaska

Aircraft at National Parks

Big Bend law enforcement

Law enforcement flight in Cessna 206 at Big Bend National Park

Denali water quality mission

Denali National Park and Preserve water quality mission

Everglades contract Bell 206 helicopter

Everglades National Park contract Bell 206 helicopter

Grand Canyon MD900 helicopter

Grand Canyon National Park MD 900 helicopter

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve on patrol

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve on patrol

Lake Mead recreation Cessna 206

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Cessna 206

US park police at Shenandoah

US Park Police Bell 412 helicopter at Shenandoah National Park

Voyageurs National Park Husky A-1B

Voyageurs National Park Husky A-1B

Yosemite National park contract Bell 205

Yosemite National Park contract Bell 205

Big Cypress pilot next to Bell 206 helicopter

Big Cypress pilot next to Bell 206 helicopter

For additional information on aircraft makes and models visit the Aircraft Library



Airplanes

 

High Wing

Low Wing

Single Engine

Multi-Engine

Light

Maule

X

 

X

Cessna 182

X

 

X

 

Cessna 206

X

 

X

 

Cessna 210

X

 

X

 

Medium

Cessna 337 Skymaster

X

 

X

X

Commander 500B

X

 

 

X

Beech Baron

 

X

 

X

Cessna 340

 

X

 

X

Cessna 421

 

X

 

X

Twin Otter

X

 

 

X

Chieftan

 

X

 

X

Cessna Conquest

 

X

 

X

Beech King Air

 

X

 

X

Large

Beech King Air 350

 

X

 

X

Corporate Jets

 

X

 

 

Sabreliner

 

X

 

 

 

Air Tankers

 

High Wing

Low Wing

Single Engine

Multi-Engine

STOL

Type 4

Air Tractor 802

 

X

X

 

 

DeHavilland Beaver

X

 

X

 

 

Thrush

 

X

X

 

 

Pezetel Dromadier

 

X

X

 

 

Type 3

S-2F Tracker

X

 

 

X

 

Consolidated PBY

X

 

 

X

 

Canadair CL-215

X

 

 

X

 

Canadair CL-415

X

 

 

X

 

Type 2

Douglas DC-4

 

X

 

X

 

Douglas DC-6

 

X

 

X

 

Lockheed SP2H

 

X

 

X

 

Lockheed P2V

 

X

 

X

 

Type 1

Douglas DC-7

 

X

 

X

 

Lockheed P3-A Orion

 

X

 

X

 

C-130 Hercules

X

 

 

X

 

C-130 MAFFS

X

 

 

X

 

KC-97

 

X

 

X

 

 

Helicopters

Type 3

Type 2

Type 1

Bell 206 Jet Ranger

Bell 205

Boeing Vertol BV-234

Bell 206 L-III

Bell 212

Boeing Vertol BV-107

AS-350 A-Star

Bell 412

Sikorsky Skycrane

SA-315 Lama

Bell 204

AS-332L Super Puma

SA-316B Allouette III

Sikorsky S-61

MD-500D

CH-47 Chinook

MD-530

UH-60 Blackhawk

MD-900 Notar