Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii – This message was issued by the National Park Service on Wednesday.
Notice of Flight Operations
Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans:
- April 28, May 12, and May 26, between 8 a.m. and noon, to transport fencing material from the summit of Kīlauea to an area near the top of Mauna Loa Road.
- April 29, morning flight to Kahuku for wildlife management.
- May 16: flying camp supplies and equipment from end of Chain of Craters Road to ‘Āpua Point, Keauhou, and Halapē campsites for annual monitoring of hawksbill turtle nesting season.
The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. 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.National Park Service
The image above was taken from the park’s Mission Critical Administrative Aviation Plan/Environmental Assessment.