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HVNP July Flight Operation Schedule

June 30, 2021, 8:30 AM HST
* Updated June 30, 7:29 AM
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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for July 2021:

July 15, between 9-11 a.m., for sling loads of fence material in ʻŌlaʻa Tract near Wright Road between 3,500- and 4,000-ft. elevation.

July 21, between 8-11 a.m., for Hawaiian petrel monitoring at Kahuku, between 5,000 and 6,800-ft. elevation.

July 22, between 7-10 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation.

July 22, between 8-11 a.m., for Hawaiian petrel monitoring at Kahuku, between 5,000 and 6,800-ft. elevation.

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July 26, between 7-9 a.m., for crew support and alien plant control work in Kahuku between 5,000- and 7,000-ft. elevation.

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July 29, between 10 a.m. and noon, for crew support in Kahuku between 5,000- and 7,000-ft. elevation.

July 29, between 7-9:30 a.m., for crew supported sling loads in the Kahuku Unit between 4,000- and 6,000-ft. elevation.

July 30, between 7-10 a.m., for crew support sling loads in ʻŌlaʻa Tract between 3,500- and 4,500-ft. elevation.

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

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.

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