June HVNP Flight Operations Schedule
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has announced the upcoming flight plans for June 2016.
The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors.
The dates and times below 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.
June 2 and 13 between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., to haul old fence material from Mauna Loa camp sites to Mauna Loa Road at about 6,000-foot elevation.
June 3 at 7 a.m., to shuttle crew and camp supplies to Kue‘e for invasive fountain grass control.
June 8, 23 and 24 between 6 a.m. and noon, for petrel monitoring from the summit of Kīlauea to Mauna Loa at about 9,000-foot elevation.
June 20 at 9 a.m. and June 23 (time to be determined), to shuttle crew and camp supplies to Pepeiao for invasive silk oak control project.
June 27 at 9:30 a.m. and June 30 at 8:30 a.m., to shuttle crew and camp supplies to Keauhou for invasive Guinea grass control.
June 28 between 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 3,000- and 7,000-foot elevations.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.