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HVNP Announces Flight Operations for March

February 28, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated February 27, 7:00 PM
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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for March 2021.

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.

The flight operations schedule is below:

March 2, between 6:30-8:15 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 4,000- and 6,000-foot elevation.

March 2, between 8-10 a.m., for fence material sling loads along the Kahuku boundary above Kaʻū Forest Reserve around the 5,500-foot elevation.

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March 9, between 9-10 a.m., for fence material sling loads within the ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,000- and 4,000-foot elevation.

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March 10, between 9-11 a.m., for fence material sling loads within the ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,000- and 4,000-foot elevation.

March 15, between 8 a.m. and noon, for invasive banana poka surveys and control on Mauna Loa between 5,000- and 6,400-ft elevation.

In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.

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Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.

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