Notice of Flight Operations

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Date: November 7, 2017
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for November 2017: 

  • November 7, between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., and between 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., to fly supplies and crews for petrel monitoring from the helipad at 4,000’ elevation on Kīlauea to Mauna Loa at 9,000 feet and back.
  • November 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., for invasive fountain grass surveys and control, from Kīlauea helipad to coastal areas and southwest boundary below 2,500’ elevation.
  • November 27, between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., and between 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to fly supplies and crews for petrel monitoring from Kīlauea helipad to Mauna Loa at 9,000 feet and back.
  • November 27 and 30, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., to shuttle equipment and camp supplies from Hōlei Pali pullout on Chain of Craters Road to Keauhou, ‘Āpua Point, and Halapē campgrounds for invasive Guinea grass control work and hawksbill turtle monitoring project.
  • November 27, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., to haul equipment from Kealakomo to Chain of Craters Road near Hōlei Pali pullout for native plant restoration project.
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.

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Last updated: November 7, 2017

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