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 2015:
Flight Time in 2015 - 627.4 Hours
Flight Time By Major Users:
- Maintenance/Facility Management - 147.2 Hours
- Search and Rescue/Medevacs - 147.2 Hours
- Wildland Fire - 149.6 Hours
2015 Mission Summary
Total Passengers Flown: 1,862 passengers
Total Cargo Flown: 550.634 pounds (approximately 275 tons)
Medevacs: 159 total flights and 430 passengers
Short-haul: 7 total (4 in Grand Canyon, 2 in Zion, 1 on the Gregg Creek Fire on the Willamette NF)
- Proficiencies (Training Short-hauls): 18 evolutions occurred in Helicopters 368 (MD 900) and 25 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 8PA (A-Star). This includes pilot proficiencies.
- Operational Short-hauls: Twelve total. Seven in Grand Canyon and three in Zion, one at Glen Canyon National Recreation. One of the operational short-hauls in GRCA was completed by Arizona DPS in the Clear Creek area of the park.
Wildland Fire Activity:
- General support: 33 initial attack and large (100+ acres) or project fires
- Total water dropped: 9,553 gallons/ 76,424 pounds
- Helicopter 8PA (A-Star) – 11.1 hours flown and for prescribed fires within the zone.
- Helicopter 368 (MD 900) - 4.1 hours flown for prescribed fires within the zone.
- Overall in 2014 48,000 PSD balls were dropped on wildland and prescribed fires
Helicopter Training Academy from 2015 (taskbook completion through the Academy is not guaranteed)
- Crewmember Taskbooks Completed - 6/16 (38%)
- Manager Taskbooks Completed - 1/3 (33%)