Aviation Plans and Policy

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Two crew members hook up a Bambi Bucket to a helicopter cable.

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Planning and policy are both vital parts of any aviation operation. None more so than in the Department of the Interior and National Park Service. Collaboration at the interagency level on plans and policy provides consistency across agency boundaries to enhance the safety of those carrying out the mission and provides visitors with ease of mind, knowing that agency personnel are carrying out their mission as safely and as efficiently as possible. Throughout this section you will find some of the more important planning and policy documents that are available to view and download.

The information and documentation available in the Planning and Policy sections have continually evolved with the aviation mission and are essential for us to achieve our objectives. Scroll down to access these pages.

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Aviation Planning

From daily operational missions to long-term strategic guidance, planning is crucial to the NPS aviation mission.

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Aviation Policy

Policy, regulations and guidelines are staples of NPS aviation operations on a daily basis. Learn more about them here.

Last updated: September 13, 2017