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Eyes of Pele

A spattering lava lake, gorgeous flows and Pele's eyes overlooking it all... another stunning lava charter with Paradise Helicopters! Veteran pilot Rob Mitchell guided us on a fantastic tour of the current eruption... special guest Christophe Joly joined Bruce Omori, Leilani, Construction Ducky and yours truly had a fantastic overflight! Mahalo Paradise... no ka oi! We continue working on our…

Tim’s First Lava Overflight

Hot Seat Hawaii's illustrious producer, Tim Coakley got an eyeful of Pele this morning on his first lava overflight. A huge outbreak on the Pali in Royal Gardens covered nearly the entire slope. Another terrific lava charter with Paradise Helicopters' pilot Sean Regehr... Leilani, Construction Ducky, Special Guest Tim Coakley, Bruce Omori and I had a hot time over the…

Sunrise Lava

  Pu'u 'O'o's lava lake spattering, a very large ropey flow about a mile from the vent, and a skylight nearby, coastal flats outbreaks, and a small delta collapse at the ocean entry! A small piece of the Kamokuna delta collapsed into the sea this week... the eastern end is now somewhat smaller... a portion of the bench and black sand…

Lava Here and There

Great spattering in Pu'u 'O'o's lava lake, a new skylight on the Pali, and our  volcanic rivulets have become picturesque outbreaks! And remarkably, the lava delta at the Kamokuna ocean entry is still intact! Another spectacular lava charter with Paradise Helicopters' pilot Sean Regehr... Leilani, First Responder Duckies, Special Guest Big Island tour guide Yoshi Wada, Bruce Omori and I had…

Volcanic rivulets

A veritable plethora of volcanic rivulets streamed down the Pali today, under a spectacular East Hawaii sunrise! The cluster of flows was near the  huge tumulus outbreak we captured just above the Pali last week. A truly amazing sight! Another outstanding lava charter with Paradise Helicopters' pilot Paul Davis... Leilani, Hippy Ducky, Special Guests Constance and Scott Cate, and I had…

Paul’s Fiery Flow

Many picturesque surface flows persist mostly above the Pali... and a lava delta at Kamokuna that resists collapse at all odds. First time up in the air with Paradise pilot, Paul Davis... we glided around Pele's offerings with Leilani the Hula Girl, Navy Ducky, Bruce Omori, and Special Guest, Dave Coombes. Mahalo Paradise! Two weeks ago, the USGS estimated the…

Rock n Roll Volcano

Magnificent spatter in Pu'u 'O'o's amazing lava lake, many surface flows above and below the Pali... and a lava delta at Kamokuna that is apparently resistant to collapse, in spite of two radial cracks that stretch across its surface. Back in Paradise pilot Rob Mitchell's office... flying around Pele with Leilani the Hula Girl, Rock n Roll Ducky, Bruce Omori,…

Plant it Forward – The Hawaiian Legacy Restoration Project

In 2016, Paradise was recognized by the HEA for its Carbon Offset Program, which supports the reforestation of native trees in HawaiÊ»i through Legacy Carbon. The program allows guests to purchase certified carbon credits that will offset the environmental impact of their flight. This option is offered on most Paradise flights, which span HawaiÊ»i Island, Oahu, Maui and Lanai, for…