HVNP Announces April Flight Operations

April 10, 2022, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated April 10, 12:22 PM
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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following flight operations for the month of April:

  • Between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, for survey and control of invasive guinea grass in the Keauhou area, between sea level and 700-foot elevation.
  • Between 7:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, for Hawaiian petrel monitoring between 6,000 and 9,000 feet in elevation. In addition, survey and control of invasive banana poka will occur in the Mauna Loa burn area, between 4,000 and 5,000 feet in elevation.
  • Between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, for Hawaiian petrel monitoring between 6,000 and 9,000 feet in elevation.
  • Between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. April 19 for ungulate survey in Kahuku between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation.

In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory might 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 maintain backcountry facilities.

The park regrets any noise impact to residents and visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.

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