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    National Park Arizona

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  • From Monday Through Thursday, Warmer and Drier Weather Is Expected

    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?

SWITCHBACKS ON BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.