Teton County Commissioners endorse the FAA’s investigation into low overflights by helicopter tours operator, Wind River Air
On April 25, the County Commission unanimously voted to submit a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally supporting their investigation into low overflights by commercial helicopter tours out of the Jackson Hole Airport.
Joe Albright, co-owner of Flat Creek Ranch, documented these violations and more in three letters to the Jackson Hole Airport and FAA in early 2022 based on publicly available data from the airport analyzed with the help of Dr. Schroeder of Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The Alliance submitted a letter to the FAA in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) urging the agency to conduct a formal investigation into low overflights by commercial helicopter tours over Grand Teton National Park.
On February 10, the FAA responded to the Conservation Alliance and NPCA’s request and stated that an investigation of these low park overflights was underway.
Join us in thanking our County Commissioners for submitting a formal letter to the FAA and following through on their commitment to represent the best interests of our community and the future of our public lands. We are hopeful that the BCC’s actions toward actualizing Resolution 21-041 against commercial helicopter tours in Jackson Hole will inspire the Town Council to follow its lead in keeping with its own Resolution 21-18. Learn more about how you can raise your concerns to local and federal decision makers here.