The Overflights Program collaborates with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Park Service units, and air tour operators to develop air tour management agreements. The agreements are designed to protect park resources and visitor use without compromising aviation safety or the nation's air traffic control system. They establish conditions for conducting air tours, including specific routes, altitudes, number of flights, type of aircraft, hours of operations, and reporting requirements.
NPS encourages air tour management agreements with air tour operators. In January 2016, the NPS and FAA signed two air tour management agreements with air tour operators at Big Cypress National Preserve, and in August 2016 with Biscayne National Park.
- Read the Big Cypress press release.
- Read the Big Cypress National Preserve air tour management agreements:
- Read the Biscayne press release.
- Read the Biscayne National Park air tour management agreements: