• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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 2013:

Flight Time in 2013 - 617.8 Hours

Flight Time By Major Users:

  • Maintenance/Facility Management - 217.9 Hours
  • Search and Rescue/Medevacs - 89 Hours
  • Wildland Fire - 219 Hours

2013 Mission Summary

Total Passengers Flown: 2,217

Total Cargo Flown: 925,938 pounds (approximately 463 tons)

Medevacs: 235 Patients

Short-haul:

  • Proficiencies (training short-hauls): 14 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 368 (MD 900) and 13 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 369 (Bell 407). This includes pilot proficiencies.
  • Operational Short-hauls: Twelve total. Six in Grand Canyon National Park, four in Zion National Park, one at Rocky Mountain National Park, and one on the Forks Complex in Northern California. One of the operational short-hauls in Grand Canyon was completed by Arizona DPS in the western part of the park.

Wildland Fire:

  • General support: 34 initial attack and large (100+ acres) or project fires
  • Total water dropped: 4,692 gallons/37,537 pounds

Aerial Ignition:

  • Helicopter 369 (Bell 407) – 6.7 hours flown and 7,000 balls dropped at Zion for prescribed fire. 1.7 hours flown and 6,500 balls were also dropped on the Horse Thief RX.

Helicopter Training Academy from 2014 (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
2014 18 Students
3 Managers
15 Crewmembers

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