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January 2022 Notice of Flight Operations

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Date: December 30, 2021
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaiʻi – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for January 2022:

January 4 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for survey and collection of aerial imagery to detect Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and other invasive species in Kahuku, between 2,000- and 4,500-ft. elevation.

January 5 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. for survey and control of invasive banana poka on Mauna Loa, between 4000- and 5,000-ft. elevation. 

January 6 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for survey and collection of aerial imagery to detect Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and other invasive species, between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation.

January 10 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to transport sling loads and staff for invasive guinea grass control work in the coastal backcountry, between 70- and 2,400-ft. elevation.

January 13 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to transport sling loads and staff for invasive guinea grass control work in the coastal backcountry, between 70- and 2,400-ft. elevation.

January 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for aerial control and mapping of fountain grass from the parkʻs west boundary to Keauhou, between sea level and 3,500-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.

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Last updated: December 30, 2021

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