Aviation in Your National Parks

Did you know the National Park Service uses aviation for many purposes on a daily basis? And that the NPS has a history steeped in aviation… from preserving and protecting some of our most important historical sites focused on aviation to historic aviation "firsts" in the United States? Learn more about the rich history and use of aviation in your national parks.

If you are interested in learning more about the programmatic aspects of the National Park Service Aviation Program, please visit our Branch of Aviation website.

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Aviation History

Learn about the history of aviation in the National Park Service, from the Tuskegee Air(wo)men to Floyd Bennett Field.

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Aviation Educator Resources

A broad variety of resources containing aviation education information and membership organizations from both private and public entities.

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Aviation Plans and Policies

Policies, regulations, and guidelines affecting aviation in the national parks.

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Aviation Information and Resources

Tools, websites, and information sources for the professional or unseasoned aviator.