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Contact: Jessica Ferracane, Public Affairs Specialist, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i – Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for October 2016:
- Oct. 6 and 8, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., to shuttle equipment and camp supplies to Nāpau Campground for resource surveys Oct.
- 17 and 20, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., to shuttle equipment and camp supplies to Keauhou, 'Āpua Point, and Halapē campgrounds for invasive Guinea grass control work and hawksbill turtle monitoring project.
- Week of Oct 17., two flights between 8 a.m. and noon, for petrel monitoring from the summit of Kīlauea to Mauna Loa at about 9,000-ft. elevation.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.
Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.