Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park October flight operations
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announced October’s flight operations.
- Oct. 23 and 25 between 6:30 and 11 a.m. for ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel) monitoring on Mauna Loa between 4,000 and 9,000 feet elevation.
- Oct. 27 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., for condition assessments and site survey on Mauna Loa between 500 and 1,000 feet elevation at the Kahuku-Pōhue parcel.
- Oct. 31 between 8 and 11 a.m. for survey and control of invasive banana poka on Mauna Loa between 3,800 and 6,800 feet elevation.
The US Geological Surveyʻs Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct additional flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
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.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov.