Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for March 2021.
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.
The flight operations schedule is below:
March 2, between 6:30-8:15 a.m., for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 4,000- and 6,000-foot elevation.
March 2, between 8-10 a.m., for fence material sling loads along the Kahuku boundary above Kaʻū Forest Reserve around the 5,500-foot elevation.
March 9, between 9-10 a.m., for fence material sling loads within the ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,000- and 4,000-foot elevation.
March 10, between 9-11 a.m., for fence material sling loads within the ʻŌlaʻa tract between 3,000- and 4,000-foot elevation.
March 15, between 8 a.m. and noon, for invasive banana poka surveys and control on Mauna Loa between 5,000- and 6,400-ft elevation.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct 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.