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July 2021 Notice of Flight Operations

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Date: June 29, 2021
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Contact: Benjamin Hayes

Hawaii National Park, HAWAI‘I – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for July 2021:

July 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., for sling loads of fence material in ʻŌlaʻa Tract near Wright Road between 3,500- and 4,000-ft. elevation.

July 19, between 8 a.m. and noon, for guinea grass surveys and control in the coastal backcountry between sea level and 2,000 ft elevation. 

July 20th or 27th, between 6:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 4,000- and 6,000-ft. elevation. 

July 21, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., for Hawaiian petrel monitoring at Kahuku, between 5,000 and 6,800-ft. elevation.

July 22, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation.

July 22, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., for Hawaiian petrel monitoring at Kahuku, between 5,000 and 6,800-ft. elevation.

July 26, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., for crew support and alien plant control work in Kahuku between 5,000- and 7,000-ft. elevation.

July 29, between 10:00 a.m. and noon, for crew support in Kahuku between 5,000- and 7,000-ft. elevation.

July 29, between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., for crew supported sling loads in the Kahuku Unit between 4,000- and 6,000-ft. elevation.

July 30, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,500- and 4,500-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.



Last updated: June 30, 2021

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