Flight plans at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced the following upcoming flight plans for August and September.

A flight crew will be surveying the storm impact on the summit and backcountry areas of Mauna Loa from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. There will also be a helicopter re-certification training near the summit of Kilauea from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

Between 8 a.m. and noon Aug. 26, aircraft will be transporting fence materials and equipment for a fencing project in upper Kahuku above Ka’u Forest Reserve.

Between 8 a.m. and noon on Aug. 26 and 28, petrel monitoring will occur from the summit of Kilauea to Mauna Loa.

Between 6 and 8 a.m. Aug. 26, ungulate surveys and control work will take place in Kahuku between the 3,000- and 7,000-foot elevation.

On Sept. 22, between 6 and 8 a.m., aircraft will fly camp supplies and drinking water from end of Chain of Craters Road to Apua Point, Keauhou, and Halape campsites for those 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.