Types of Aircrafts

The NPS has responsibility for a broad range of aviation facilities and equipment that require oversight and management. Servicewide, aviation supports many disciplines, including, but not limited to, wildland fire, law enforcement, search and rescue, cultural and natural resource management, and general administrative and maintenance missions. These diverse programs require highly technical aircraft and equipment, as well as highly skilled pilots and personnel, to perform aviation functions critical to accomplishing the NPS mission.

Airplanes Light

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine
Maule x x
Cessna 182 x x
Cessna 206 x x
Cessna 210 x x

Airplanes Medium

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine
Cessna 337 Skymaster x x x
Commander 500B x x
Beech Baron x x
Cessna 340 x x
Cessna 421 x x
Twin Otter x x
Chieftan x x
Cessna Conquest x x
Beech King Air x x


Airlplanes Large

Large

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine
Beech King Air 350 x x
Corporate Jets x
Sabreliner x


Air Tankers, Type 4

Type 4

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine STOL
Air Tractor 802 x x
DeHavilland Beaver x x
Thrush x x
Pezetel Dromadier x x


Air Tankers, Type 3

Type 3

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine STOL
S-2F Tracker x x
Consolidated PBY x x
Canadair CL-215 x x
Canadair CL-415 x x


Air Tankers Type 2

Type 2

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine STOL
Douglas DC-4 x x
Douglas DC-6 x x
Lockheed SP2H x x
Lockheed P2V x x


Air Tankers Type 1

Type 1

High Wing Low Wing Single Engine Multi-Engine STOL
Douglas DC-7 x x
Lockheed P3-A Orion x x
C-130 Hercules x x
C-130 MAFFS x x
KC-97 x x


Helicopters

Type 3 Type 2 Type 1
Bell 206 Jet Ranger Bell 205 Boeing Vertol BV-234
Bell 206 L-III Bell 212 Boeing Vertol BV-107
AS-350 A-Star Bell 412 Sikorsky Skycrane
SA-315 Lama Bell 204 AS-332L Super Puma
SA-316B Allouette III Sikorsky S-61
MD-500D CH-47 Chinook
MD-530 UH-60 Blackhawk
MD-900 Notar

Last updated: November 11, 2016