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Air Tour Management Plan

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) of 2000 can be found in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 136 (PDF) (hereafter Part 136).

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What's New With the Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Program
April 5, 2019

In an April 5, 2019 Federal Register notice, the FAA and NPS provided a notice of an upcoming meeting of the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group (NPOAG). The meeting will be held in the Director���s conference room of the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, 1 Teton Park Road, Moose, WY, 80312. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 14 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on May 15. More details on the meeting are provided in the notice.

In an April 4, 2019 Federal Register notice, the FAA and NPS announced the selection of an individual to represent general aviation interests on the National Parks Oversight Advisory Group (NPOAG). The individual selected was Melissa Rudinger from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assocation. The notice also identified a current opening representing Native American concerns. Individuals interested in the opening to represent Native American concerns should apply by May 31, 2019, additional details are provided in the notice.

In a February 19, 2019 Federal Register notice, the FAA and NPS announced the selection of individuals to represent air tour operator and Native American interests on the National Parks Oversight Advisory Group (NPOAG). The two individuals selected were Alan Stephen of Grand Canyon Airlines and Carl Slater from Navajo Nation, respectively. The notice also identified current and future openings representing general aviation interests and Native American concerns. Individuals interested in these openings should apply by March 22, 2019, additional details are provided in the notice.

In an August 13, 2018 Federal Register notice, the FAA and NPS provided a notice of an upcoming meeting of the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group (NPOAG). The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Henderson, NV on September 18. More details on the meeting are provided in the notice.

In a July 31, 2018 Federal Register notice, the FAA and NPS announced the selection of one individual to represent air tour operator interests on the National Parks Oversight Advisory Group (NPOAG). The notice also identified current and future openings representing commercial air tour operator interests, general aviation interests, and Native American concerns. Individuals interested in these openings should apply by September 14, 2018, additional details are provided in the notice.

In an April 10, 2018 Federal Register notice, the FAA and NPS published the list of exempt parks for 2016. This list identifies parks which had 50 or few annual air tour operations and therefore, are exempt from the requirements of needing to prepare an air tour management plan or a voluntary agreement.

In an October 31, 2017 notice, the FAA and NPS announced one current and one future opening on the NPOAG. These openings are for a current seat representing commercial air tour operator interests and an upcoming opening to represent Native American concerns. Individuals interested in these openings should apply by December 8, 2017, additional details are provided in the notice.

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