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    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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Helicopter Training Academy - Logistics

 

How to get to the Helibase . . .

From the South Entrance
After entering the park by the south entrance station, head north to the stoplight. At the light make a left hand turn on Center Road. The first road on the left is Shuttle Bus Road (sign says Operations Complex) and this will take you to the Helibase. Just follow the road and you will see the Fire and Aviation complex on the right.

From the East Entrance
After entering the park by the east entrance station, head west approximately 29 miles until you reach the four-way stop at Highway 180. Turn left and head south until you reach the stoplight then turn right onto Center Road. The first road on the left is Shuttle Bus Road (sign says Operations Complex) and this will take you to the Helibase. Just follow the road and you will see the Fire and Aviation complex on the right.

At the Entrance Gate
To enter the park, tell the entrance gate person that you are here for the Helicopter Training Academy. If they want any other form of ID, use your acceptance letter or have them call the Helibase. Please see the attached map for directions to helibase and map of Grand Canyon Village (512kb PDF File)

Area Lodging and Dining List (57kb PDF File)


 

Contact Information

For more information contact:

Grand Canyon Helibase
ATTN: Eric C. Graff, Lead Helitack
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
fax 928 638-7825

All interested managers or potential participants should contact the following individual for any additional information:

e-mail: Eric C. Graff, Lead Helitack,
Grand Canyon National Park
Phone 928 638-7823

Links
Interagency Aviation Training
Wildland Fire Training - Southwest

 

Did You Know?

PLANTS IN THE GRAND CANON

There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...