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 2016:

Flight Time in 2016 - 639.9 Hours

Flight Time By Major Users:

  • Maintenance/Facility Management - 211.4 Hours
  • Search and Rescue/Medevacs - 155.3 Hours
  • Wildland Fire - 230.3 Hours

2016 Mission Summary

Total Passengers Flown: 2,382 passengers

Total Cargo Flown: 898,895 pounds (approximately 449 tons)

Medevacs: 129 total flights and 343 passengers

Short-haul: 13 total (6 in Grand Canyon, 7 in Zion)

  • Proficiencies (Training Short-hauls): 24 evolutions occurred in Helicopters 368 (MD 900) and 18 evolutions occurred in Helicopter 8PA (A-Star). This includes pilot proficiencies.
  • Operational Short-hauls: Thirteen total. Six in Grand Canyon and seven in Zion. In addition to Medevac short-hauls, two operational evolutions were Short-hauls on to a wildland fire on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Wildland Fire Activity:

  • General support: 31 initial attack and large (100+ acres) or project fires
  • Total water dropped: 9,876 gallons / 55,305 pounds

Aerial Ignition:

  • Helicopter 368 (MD 900) - Performed nine aerial ignition flights on both wildfires and prescribed fires.
  • Helicopter 8PA (A-Star) – Performed 14 aerial ignition missions on the Jack and Fuller Fires.

Helicopter Training Academy from 2016 (taskbook completion through the Academy is not guaranteed)

  • Crewmember Taskbooks Completed - 6/16 (38%)
  • Manager Taskbooks Completed - 3/7 (43%)
 

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
2015 19 Students 3 Managers 16 Crewmembers
2016 18 Students 5 Managers 13 Crewmembers
2017 23 Students 7 Managers 16 Crewmembers
TOTALS 415 Students 135 Managers 280 Crewmembers

Last updated: October 4, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

(928) 638-7888

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