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Notice of Flight Operations - August 2021

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Date: August 3, 2021
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, HAWAIʻI – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for August 2021:

August 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., for fence material sling loads within the ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,000- and 4,000-ft. elevation.

August 9, between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., to transport gear (one sling load) from the Maunaulu helispot to Nāpau Crater campground. 

August 10, between 8 a.m. and noon, for survey and control invasive guinea grass and banana poka, on Mauna Loa and in the coastal backcountry from sea level to 5,000-ft. elevation.

August 11, between 8 a.m. and noon, for survey and control of invasive guinea grass and banana poka, on Mauna Loa and in the coastal backcountry from sea level to 5,000-ft. elevation.

August 12, between 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for invasive fountain grass survey and control from the park’s west boundary to Keauhou Trail, from sea level to 3,500-ft. elevation.

August 12, between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., to transport gear from Nāpau Campground to the Maunaulu helispot. 

August 16, between 6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 4,000- to 6,000-ft. elevation. 

August 16, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation. 

August 20, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation. 

August 23, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to transport gear from the Maunaulu helispot to the Nāpau Crater campground. 

August 26, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. to transport gear from Nāpau Crater to the Maunaulu helispot.  

August 31, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., for ‘uʻau (Hawaiian petrel) monitoring on Mauna Loa, between 8,000- and 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.



Last updated: August 3, 2021

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