John Day Airbase

USFS Rappell Training Structure-helibase
Grant County Regional Airport - HelibaseREGION 6 JOHN DAY AIRBASE

The Malheur Rappel Crew is stationed at the John Day Airbase, located on the Grant County Regional Airport. Established in 1971 the John Day facility is now the national training center for all OAS/FS rappel training, in addition to hosting a full Helitack/Rappel crew for firefighting.

The Interagency Helicopter Rappel Program embodies a highly specialized method of aerial delivery of wildland firefighters and allows us to move rappel resources between geographic areas. This allows us to provide an effortless exchange of any rappeller or group of rappellers, their equipment and helicopter with a minimum delay.

forest-service-shieldRapelling provides rapid, nationwide deployment of personnel with precise insertion into areas with limited to no landing areas. Whether for fire suppression, medevac or any all-risk scenarious faced in the future, R6/National Academy provides the best training to meet all demands and provide services to which we have dedicated ourselves.

For more about visitations or any other general airport information contact:


Haley Walker, Manager
72000 Airport Road
John Day, OR. 97845
P: 541-575-1151
E: Email us