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April 18, 2017

Volcano Overflight: Lava Bench Now Spans Several Acres

"Pele's flows continue to pour lava into the ocean in a more traditional wide entry..."
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April 10, 2017

Volcano Overflight: ‘Ghost from Pac-Man?’

"A larger tube opening from the main conduit was found at the bottom of the Pali and looked like the ghost from Pac-Man!"
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April 03, 2017

Volcano Overflight: Dozens of Lava Rivulets Flow Into Ocean

The firehose and lava column entering the ocean for the past three months have now reverted to a more traditional wide entry...
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February 02, 2017

Paradise Helicopters Launches Carbon Offset Program

Under the new program, launched at the end of 2016, guests can opt to purchase carbon credits that will offset the environmental impact of their flight.
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January 12, 2017

Exploring USGS Volcano Observatories—Part 2: Alaska

Hawai‘i may be the most volcanically active state in the U.S., but in terms of sheer numbers of volcanoes, Alaska is the hands-down winner.
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January 07, 2017

Volcano Overflight: Pele Giveth & Taketh Away

The big news of this week was the collapse of the lava delta, which was nearly completely swallowed up by the Pacific Ocean on New Year's Eve.
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September 30, 2016

Kamakai‘a Hills: What are They and Why are They There?

Repeated eruptions in the Kamakaiʻa Hills might occur because occasional intrusions of fresh magma drive the older, more evolved magma to the surface.
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September 28, 2016

The Rise and Fall of Kīlauea’s Summit Lava Lake

It’s an exciting and interesting time on Kīlauea—for both the public and the scientists who study the volcano.
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September 26, 2016

Volcano Flyover Reveals New Lava Skylights

The Paradise Helicopters crew with photographer/videographer Mick Kalber aboard conducted another volcano flyover on Sept. 22, which revealed new skylights.
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September 20, 2016

Pele’s Steam Plume More Prominent

The Tropical Visions Video crew aboard Paradise Helicopters conducted a flyover of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Friday, Sept. 16.
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September 16, 2016

Dangerous Beauty of Kīlauea’s Ocean Entry Plume

People who venture too close to the perilous beauty of an ocean entry face real and present dangers.
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August 26, 2016

Kīlauea’s Ocean Entry: Steamy, Surreal

The Paradise Helicopters crew conducted a flyover of Kīlauea Volcano's lava-covered Kalapana and Pu‘u ‘O‘o areas on Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 a.m
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August 08, 2016

Volcano UPDATE: Big Island Continues to Grow

Lava continues to flow into the ocean at the Kamokuna ocean entry, where a small delta has formed.
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August 06, 2016

A Smile From Pele as Lava Continues Flow Into Ocean

The 61G lava flow, extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea's south flank continues to flow into the ocean at Kamokuna.
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July 29, 2016

VOLCANO WATCH: Beware of Lava Entering the Ocean

When lava enters the ocean for sustained periods of time, the island-building activity creates a unique set of hazards that may be unknown to many people.
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