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    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect a Good Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms Through the Week.

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »

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 2012:

Flight Time in 2012 - 626.5 Hours

Flight Time By Major Users:
  • Maintenance/Facility Management - 184.1 Hours
  • Search and Rescue/Medivacs - 106.9 Hours
  • Wildland Fire - 285.6 Hours

Mission Summary in 2012

Total Passengers Flown - 2,235
Total Cargo Flown - 458,369 (229 tons)
Medivacs - 235 Patients
Shorthauls - 8 Operational
Wildland Fire:
  • 41 Initial Attack and Large Fire Support Missions
  • Water Dropped - 5,500 gallons
  • Aerial Ignition - 12.8 Hours and 32,000 balls dropped

Helicopter Training Academy from 2013 (taskbook completion through the Academy is not guaranteed)

  • Crewmember Taskbooks Completed - 7/18 (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

Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON ROCKS

The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.