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Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaiʻi – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for November 2022:
November 3 and 15-16 between 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., for ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel) monitoring on Mauna Loa between the 4,000- and 9,000-ft. elevation.
November 15 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for endangered plant recovery in Kahuku between the 3,500- and 7,500-ft. elevation.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct additional 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: November 1, 2022