Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP)

The FAA is working diligently in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) to implement the National Park Air Tour Management Act of 2000, which was signed into law on April 5, 2000. The regulations codifying the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA or "the Act") of 2000 can be found in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 136 (PDF) (hereafter Part 136).

The Act requires operators wishing to conduct commercial air tours over national parks, or over tribal lands within or abutting national parks, to apply to the FAA for authority to conduct such tours. The Act further requires FAA, in cooperation with the National Park Service, to establish air tour management plans for parks or tribal lands for which applications are submitted.

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 amended the Act to allow FAA and the National Park Service to enter into voluntary agreements with air tour operators in lieu of developing management plans. The 2012 amendments also exempt national parks with 50 or fewer tours annually from the management plan and voluntary agreement requirements.

Final Air Tour Management Plans and Voluntary Agreements

The interactive map below shows final Air Tour Management Plans (ATMP) and Voluntary Agreements at national parks nationwide. Click the icons below or filter by state or park to view final ATMP, Environmental Assessment (EA), and Record of Decision (ROD) documents. 

Additional Information

Last updated: Thursday, January 11, 2024