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November HVNP Flight Operations

October 30, 2015, 1:19 PM HST
* Updated December 4, 10:02 AM
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Helicopter operations during the month of November within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park have been announced. The operations will be conducted for various tasks and on different days.

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

Nov. 2, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Nov. 6, between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., flying camp supplies and equipment from the lower ‘Āinahou fuel break to the Keauhou campsite for guinea grass control.

Nov. 4, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., for training and short-haul recertification at Kilauea summit

Nov. 4, 10, and 19, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., to transport fencing material and equipment to the Kahuku-Kapapala boundary, between the 7,000 and 9,000 foot elevation.

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Nov. 10, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku, between 3,000 and 7,000 foot elevation.

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Nov. 12, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., to transport fencing material to ‘Ōla‘a at approximately the 4,000 foot elevation.

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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