The Aircraft Section provides annual training and proficiency check
rides to all departmental pilots as required by federal regulations.
The Section's 6 aircraft mechanics maintain the 40 department-owned
aircraft used by both Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the Alaska State
Troopers. To support the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the Alaska State
Troopers, the section's aircraft mechanics maintain the Department's
aircraft by performing routine scheduled maintenance and inspections as
well as emergency repairs. They also perform complete aircraft engine
and airframe overhauls and rebuilds necessary to keep vintage aircraft
Distances in Alaska are vast and in many areas the only practical
means of accomplishing law enforcement missions is with aircraft. The
Division must enforce Fish and Game regulations in the entire 586,000
square miles of Alaska as well as its 36,000 miles of coastline. In most
of Alaska, there are no roads. Many commissioned officers in remote
locations must be proficient pilots in order to patrol their vast
enforcement area. The Aircraft Section provides the Department with
aircraft that are safe and dependable to complete their patrols and
other law enforcement assignments.
Have you ever thought of becoming an
Alaska Wildlife Trooper?