HVNP Announces June Flight Operations
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for June 2021.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
Flight operations are scheduled for the following days:
June 3, between 6 a.m. and noon, for fence material sling loads along the Kahuku boundary above Kaʻū Forest Reserve, between 2,500- and 5,500-ft. elevation.
June 8, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., for fence material sling loads within the ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,000- and 4,00- ft. elevation.
June 15, between 6:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 4,000- and 6,000-ft. elevation.
June 21, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation.
June 23, between 8 a.m. and noon, for invasive banana poka surveys and control on Mauna Loa between 5,000- and 6,500-ft. elevation.
June 24, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation.
June 24, between 8 a.m. and noon, for invasive guinea grass surveys and control along Keauhou Trail, from the coast to 2,000-ft. elevation.
Dates and times 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.