Eruption Slow Down – July 26 2018

Interestingly, the entire flow field was greatly slowed down today. The fissure seemed to be putting out about the same amount... or maybe a little less... but the channel is very slow... crusting over to a large extent. Area around Kapoho crater is almost all a'a, and has a lot less glow. Ocean entry was noticeably slower... flow at Pohoiki…

Paradise Helicopters Awarded Top International Aviation Safety Recognition

Paradise Helicopters Press Release The Kona-based helicopter-tour company is the first in Hawai‘i to earn IS-BAO™ Stage Three registration Kona, Hawaiʻi, May 23, 2018 – Paradise Helicopters, a leading Hawai‘i helicopter tour company, has earned the highest level of registration available from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™). The company is the first and only IS-BAO Stage Three…

Paradise Helicopters Assists Communities Affected by Volcanic Activity

Kona, Hawaiʻi, May 8, 2018 – Paradise Helicopters, a leading Hawai‘i helicopter tour company, has launched several efforts to assist communities affected by the recent volcanic activity on the Island of Hawai‘i. Through June 30, 2018, Paradise will donate $10 per seat on all directly booked tours originating from Hilo International Airport, and $20 per seat on tours departing from…

Current Volcano Conditions

There is absolutely no reason at this time for travelers to change or alter their leisure or business plans. All of the Hawaiian Islands are unaffected by Kilauea volcano except a remote area on the island of Hawaii’s east side. Out of the island’s 4,028 square miles, only less than a 10-square-mile area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions in Puna is affected.…

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Lava Lake Full

A perched pond sits atop the west end of a very inflated Pu'u 'O'o crater this morning, as USGS scientists continue to forecast what may be a major change in the eruption on the East rift zone. Almost the entire vent is now filled with lava... and nearly all the surface flow activity was found within a mile of the vent. Numerous…

Lava above pali

Sizable pahoehoe lava flows, a tumulus outbreak, and numerous skylights, all within a steamy flow field... this surface activity within about 3 miles of the vent, but still a mile or more above the Pali... and nothing else anywhere on the flow field Thursday morning. Wonderful activity! Merry Monarch Festival Ducky joined Leilani, Special Return Guest (two weeks in a…

Big Spillway Flow

Significant changes on the 61G flow field today... still a number of small breakouts on the Pali this morning... but a very large flow was discovered within about a half-mile of the Pu'u 'O'o vent. Huge plates of hardened pahoehoe lava floated on a river of lava snaking its way several hundred yards downslope. Spectacular! Raggedy Ann Ducky joined Leilani,…

A Multitude of Flows

Rainy skies couldn't prevent our lava overflight this morning! The Pu'u 'O'o vent was inaccessible, but a multitude of flows were discovered on, above and below the Pali. Pele has made her way onto the coastal flats, but has made little progress toward the ocean. Mahalo to Paradise Helicopters' terrific pilot, Paul Davis... Leilani the Hula Girl, Dinosaur Ducky, Bruce…