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HVNP Announces October Flight Operations

October 9, 2015, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated October 9, 2:24 PM
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Helicopter operations during the month of October within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park have been announced. The operations will be conducted for various tasks and on differing days.

Below, you will find the upcoming flight dates, times, and their purposes:

Every Tuesday during the month of October, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between the 3,000 and 7,000 foot elevation. Weather and project needs pending.

Oct. 6, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 3,000 and 7,000 foot elevation.

Oct. 19, between 6 a.m and 8 a.m., for petrel monitoring from the summit of Kilauea to Mauna Loa at about 9,000 feet.

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Oct. 19, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., from the Volcano agricultural station into ‘Ōla‘a Tract to transport supplies to support ungulate control work.

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Oct. 26, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., for petrel monitoring from the summit of Kīlauea to Mauna Loa at about the 9,000 foot elevation.

Oct. 27-29, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., to transport fence materials to the boundary of Kahuku and Kapapala Forest Reserve.

Oct. 29 and 30, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., for ungulate surveys in Kahuku between the 3,000 and 7,000 foot elevation.

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Park management requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity and conduct search-and-rescue missions, as well as law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and maintaining backcountry facilities.

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