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Resources

Letters

JHCA and NPCA to Airport Board
April 23, 2020 | COVID-19 preparedness and bond against future Search & Rescue and firefighting costs

Conservation Groups to Airport Board
April 22, 2020 | Defer helicopter tour meeting until after pandemic

Federal Aviation Administration to Airport Board 
February 11, 2020 | Wind River Air’s rights are reaffirmed

Federal Aviation Administration to County 
February 4, 2020 | Wind River Air’s rights are reaffirmed

Conservation Groups to Federal Aviation Administration
February 12, 2020 | Revoke Wind River Air’s authorization to operate

Airport Board to Federal Aviation Administration
December 27, 2019 | Reconsider Wind River Air’s proposal

Joe Albright to Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board
December 9, 2019 | Safety issues of scenic helicopter tours and helicopters used

Teton County Commission to Airport Board 
December 9, 2019 | Town Council’s concerns echoed

Jackson Town Council to Airport Board 
December 2, 2019 | Call for safety and environmental impact studies and statement that scenic helicopter tours are counter to Comprehensive Plan 

National Park Service to Wind River Air 
July 11, 2019 | Opposition to proposed scenic helicopter tours

Media

“Letter alleges improper low-level heli flights over Teton Park” 
December 15, 2021 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

”Relentless’ aircraft noise rattles quiet communities’
October 20, 2021 | The Maui News

‘Glacier Park Unveils Plan to Phase Out Aerial Sightseeing Tours’
September 13, 2021 | Flathead Beacon

‘Resolution banning scenic air tours passed by Town Council’ 
May 21, 2021 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Town joins County supporting the ban of heli-tours in GTNP’
May 18, 2021 | Buckrail

Editorial: ‘Dear Congress, save our skies’ 
April 28, 2021 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘BCC seeks congressional legislation for the ban of Helicopter tours in GTNP’
April 23, 2021 | Buckrail

‘Air tour biz rebuked, then gets permit’
April 22, 2021 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Heli flights over Teton Park trigger complaints, investigation’ 
April 15, 2021 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Heli guide’s Teton park overflights trigger complaints, investigations’ 
April 14, 2021 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Helicopter Crash Exposes Deadly Loophole for Aerial Sightseeing’
March 24, 2021 | Insurance Journal

‘The FAA Is Enabling Helicopters to Ruin the Outdoors’ 
October 3, 2020 | Outside

‘Noise complaints dog scenic heli tours, but business is ‘great”
September 2, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘County’ OK’s heli-tour disaster funding’
June 12, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Chopper flies the Tetons, and it’s totally legal’ 
June 4, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

Video: ‘Helicopter buzzes Grand Teton’ 
June 3, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Airport told to create heli-tour disaster fund’ 
May 27, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Heli Go: Scenic flights out of JH Airport approved for heli-tour operator’
April 25, 2020 | Buckrail

‘Heli-tours twirl forward despite outcry’
April 24, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

Guest Shot: Jerry Blan, ‘Who can stop scenic helicopter tours?’ 
April 22, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

 ‘Tech failure grounds heli-tours’
April 17, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Scenic helicopter tours back on agenda at airport’
April 10, 2020 | Buckrail

Guest Shot: Non-profit representatives, ‘We’re still staying ‘Heli-no”
March 11, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Everyone safe after helicopter accident at Denali National Park glacier, officials say’ 
February 27, 2020 | Anchorage Daily News

‘Scenic chopper pilot wants to fly by spring’
February 19, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘FAA unconcerned about safety issues, says helitours could begin anytime’
Febryary 17, 2020 | Buckrail

‘FAA rules Jackson Hole Airport must allow scenic heli tours’ 
February 14, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Tour Helicopter Crashes – And Flights – Have Escalated in Recent Years’
January 23, 2020 | Honolulu Civil Beat

‘Airport to FAA: Reconsider scenic tour permit’ 
January 5, 2020 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Retired Teton rangers, superintendent leery of heli tours’ 
December 18, 2019 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

Editorial: ‘Halt heli tours over Jackson Hole’ 
December 18, 2019 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Buzzing the Hole: Heli tour operator faces turbulence’ 
December 17, 2019 | Buckrail

Letters to the Editor: Sharon Mader, NPCA
December 11, 2019 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

Guest Shot: Franz Carmenzind, ‘Heli-no again’
December 11, 2019 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

Guest Shot: Airport Board, ‘FAA rules factor into proposal for Jackson heli tours’ 
December 11, 2019 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘Whirlybird tours fly back onto Jackson Hole radar’ 
October 30, 2019 | Jackson Hole News and Guide

‘There May Finally be a Move to Crack Down on Noisy National Park Overflights’
July 18, 2019 | Adventure Journal

‘With the Robinson R44’s safety issues, the FAA has taken a more hands-off approach’ 
November 18, 2018 | LA Times

‘Danger spins from the sky’ 
November 18, 2018 | LA Times

Reports, Resolutions, Miscellaneous

‘Resolution 21-014: Commercial Air Tours Over Grand Teton National Park’
May 20, 2021 | Resolution: Teton County Board of County Commissioners

‘Resolution 21-18: A Resolution Banning Commercial Air Tours in GTNP’
May 17, 2021 | Resolution: Town Council of Town of Jackson

1st Amendment to Approved Operating Permit for Wind River Air
April 21, 2021 | Airport Public Record

Jackson Hole Airport Board Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2021 | Meeting Minutes: Permit renewal request discussion and public comment

Heli-Tour Information Sheet
Jackson Hole Airport

Approved Operating Permits for Wind River Air
April 24, 2020 | Airport Public Record

Airport Board Receives Federal Aviation Administration’s Response Concerning Proposed Scenic Helicopter Tours
February 14, 2020 | Press Release: Federal Aviation Administration affirms Wind River Air’s rights to operate

Jackson Hole Airport Board Special Meeting: Proposed Helicopter Tour Open House
December 18, 2019 | Meeting Recording

Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019
September 27, 2019 (latest action) | Legislation

‘Safety Risks and Environmental Perils of Scenic Helicopter Tours in Teton County, Wyoming’
May, 2001 | Report: Joe Albright and Marcia Kunstel for the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance

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