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Overflights - Documents

Overflights History, Legislation and Policies

Overflights History
Chronology of Significant Events
Overflights Legislation
Public Law 106-181, National Parks Air Tour Management Act, April 2000 (164kb PDF)
Public Law 100-91, National Parks Overflight Act, August 1987 (50.9kb PDF)
Overflights NPS Policies
National Park Service Management Policies, Soundscape Management, Section 4.9, 2006 (40kb PDF)
Director's Order #47: Soundscape Preservation And Noise Management December 1. 2000
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Studies and Projects

Grand Canyon Youth and Global Explorers "Leading the Way" Soundscape Project, NPS Report No. GRCA, December 28, 2009 (440 kb PDF)
Tusayan Ruins and Museum Interpretive Program Interruptions, NPS Report No. GRCA, November 2009. (700 kb PDF)
Sound Levels and Audibility of Common Sounds in Frontcountry and Transitional Areas in Grand Canyon National Park, 2007-2008, NPS Report No. GRCA-08-04, November 12, 2008. (4.31MB PDF)
Global Explorers "Leading the Way" Soundscape Project, Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, July-August 2008, NPS Report No. GRCA-08-03, October 20, 2008. (266 kb PDF)
General Aviation Use of the Fossil Canyon Corridor, Grand Canyon National Park, NPS Report No. GRCA08-02, July 7, 2008 (742 kb PDF)
Acoustic Conditions during Interpretive Programs at Tusayan Ruins and Museum: A Pilot Study, NPS Report No. GRCA-08-01, April 18, 2008 (3.32 MB PDF)
Summer Replicate Ambient Sound Levels in Grand Canyon National Park, NPS Report No. GRCA07-06, October 29, 2007 (389 kb PDF) revised 20080811
Sound Levels of Helicopters Used for Administrative Purposes at Grand Canyon National Park, NPS Report No. GRCA07-05, October 29, 2007 (335 kb PDF)
Sound Levels of Fire Equipment Used at Grand Canyon National Park, NPS Report No. GRCA07-04 , October 29, 2007 (738 kb PDF)
Colorado River Rapids Acoustic Conditions, NPS Report No. GRCA 07-03 , May 3, 2007 (2.13 MB PDF )
Winter Ambient Sound Levels in Grand Canyon National Park NPS Report No. 07-02 March 7, 2007 (PDF 232 kb)
Sound levels along Hermit Road in Grand Canyon National Park NPS Report No. 07-01, January 8, 2007 (PDF 259 kb)
Sound Levels in the Primary Vegetation Types in Grand Canyon National Park, NPS Report No. GRCA 05-02, July 2005, January 25, 2006 (PDF 255 kb)
Natural Ambient Sound Sample Site Selection NPS Report No. GRCA 05-01, August 22, 2005 (PDF 960 kb)
Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise (FICAN) Report on Modeling Tools March 18, 2005 (PDF 2.86 MB)
Percentage of Time Jet Aircraft are Audible in Grand Canyon National Park HMMH Job No. 295860.44, June 23, 2004 (PDF 783 kb)
Aircraft Noise Model Validation Study HMMH Report No. 295860.29, January 1, 2003
Report on Effects of Aircraft Overflights on the National Park System, Executive Summary, Report to Congress, Appendixes, July 1995
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Grand Canyon National Park News Releases

Federal Aviation Administration and National Park Service Invite Public Participation Regarding Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Actions to Substantially Restore Natural Quiet to the Grand Canyon National Park.
25 January 2006

National Park Service And FAA Hosting Meeting On Grand Canyon Overflights Issues.
13 January 2005

National Park Service And FAA Hosting Meeting On Grand Canyon Overflights Issues.
7 September 2004

Grand Canyon National Park Benefits From Latest Rules Released By The FAA.
28 March 2000

FAA Announces Latest Plans To Restore Natural Quiet At Grand Canyon National Park.
9 July 1999

Did You Know?

CA condor in flight

There are 373 species of birds found in Grand Canyon National Park. Endangered bird species include the southwestern willow flycatcher, the Yuma clapper rail and the California condor. More...