We receive questions every year about how much flying we do, how many people/cargo we move, and other inquiries about our daily operations. Here are some quick numbers from 2013:
Flight Time in 2013 - 617.8 Hours
Flight Time By Major Users:
- Maintenance/Facility Management - 217.9 Hours
- Search and Rescue/Medevacs - 89 Hours
- Wildland Fire - 219 Hours
2013 Mission Summary
Total Passengers Flown: 2,217
Total Cargo Flown: 925,938 pounds (approximately 463 tons)
Medevacs: 235 Patients
- Proficiencies (training short-hauls): 14 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 368 (MD 900) and 13 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 369 (Bell 407). This includes pilot proficiencies.
- Operational Short-hauls: Twelve total. Six in Grand Canyon National Park, four in Zion National Park, one at Rocky Mountain National Park, and one on the Forks Complex in Northern California. One of the operational short-hauls in Grand Canyon was completed by Arizona DPS in the western part of the park.
- General support: 34 initial attack and large (100+ acres) or project fires
- Total water dropped: 4,692 gallons/37,537 pounds
- Helicopter 369 (Bell 407) – 6.7 hours flown and 7,000 balls dropped at Zion for prescribed fire. 1.7 hours flown and 6,500 balls were also dropped on the Horse Thief RX.
Helicopter Training Academy from 2014 (taskbook completion through the Academy is not guaranteed)
- Crewmember Taskbooks Completed - 7/18 (38%)
- Manager Taskbooks Completed - 1/3 (33%)