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Hawai‘i Volcano Overflight: Lava Flows Seen Above and Below the Pali

November 1, 2017, 4:36 PM HST
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Paradise Helicopters pilot Sean Regehr’s access to the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō Vent on Thursday, Oct. 26, was hampered due to weather. However, crew members on-board were able to capture several beautiful lava flows above and below the Pali.

Regehr took special guest Andrea Coakley along with Hot Seat Hawaii’s Bruce Omori on an overflight over the lava landscape of the ongoing 61g flow.

“Smoke marked the lava tubes path over the Pali, but we saw no lava on the steep slope,” said Tropical Visions Video photographer and videographer Mick Kalber.

The crew discovered a handful of pahoehoe outbreaks just below the Pali on the coastal flats and also saw a small amount of lava entering the ocean.


The Paradise Helicopters crew continues to work on their new “VolcanoScapes” series entitled “Hot Seat Hawaii!”


Check out their new website and meet the cast.

“Then stay tuned for exciting well-known guests, engaging visits with interesting Big Island personalities… and of course, as always, the best Kilauea Volcano aerial lava video anywhere!” said Kalber.


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