Program Statistics

 

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 2014:

Flight Time in 2014 - 566.0 Hours

Flight Time By Major Users:

  • Maintenance/Facility Management - 119.0 Hours
  • Search and Rescue/Medevacs - 114.8 Hours
  • Wildland Fire - 262.8 Hours

2014 Mission Summary

Total Passengers Flown: 1,975 passengers

Total Cargo Flown: 344.625 pounds (approximately 172 tons)

Medevacs: 157 total flights and 418 passengers

Short-haul:

  • Proficiencies (Training Short-hauls): 18 evolutions occurred in Helicopters 368 (MD 900) and 25 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 8PA (A-Star). This includes pilot proficiencies.
  • Operational Short-hauls: Twelve total. Seven in Grand Canyon and three in Zion, one at Glen Canyon National Recreation. (One of the operational short-hauls in GRCA was completed by Arizona DPS in the Clear Creek area of the park.)

Wildland Fire Activity:

  • General support: 33 initial attack and large (100+ acres) or project fires
  • Total water dropped: 9,553 gallons/ 76,424 pounds

Aerial Ignition:

  • Helicopter 8PA (A-Star) – 11.1 hours flown and for prescribed fires within the zone.
  • Helicopter 368 (MD 900) - 4.1 hours flown for prescribed fires within the zone.
  • Overall in 2014 48,000 PSD balls were dropped on wildland and prescribed fires

Helicopter Training Academy from 2015 (taskbook completion through the Academy is not guaranteed)

  • Crewmember Taskbooks Completed - 6/16 (38%)
  • Manager Taskbooks Completed - 1/3 (33%)
 

Helicopter Training Program Statistics

2000 13 Students 0 Managers 13 Crewmember
2001 19 Students 9 Managers 10 Crewmember
2002 13 Students 7 Managers 6 Crewmembers
2003 23 Students 8 Managers 15 Crewmembers
2004 30 Students 5 Managers 25 Crewmembers
2005 28 Students 13 Managers 12 Crewmembers
2006 28 Students 7 Managers 21 Crewmembers
2007 23 Students 9 Managers 14 Crewmembers
2008 23 Students 5 Managers 18 Crewmembers
2009 28 Students 6 Managers 22 Crewmembers
2010 22 Students 8 Managers 14 Crewmembers
2011 25 Students 8 Managers 17 Crewmembers
2012 20 Students 5 Managers 15 Crewmembers
2013 21 Students 3 Managers 18 Crewmembers
2014 18 Students 3 Managers 15 Crewmembers
2015 19 Students 3 Managers 16 Crewmembers
TOTALS 353 Students 99 Managers 253 Crewmembers

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