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Paradise Helicopters Awarded Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association Certification

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, March, 2017 – Paradise Helicopters is the first & only helicopter-tour company in the state to be awarded a Sustainable Tourism Certification from the Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association (HEA).  This prestigious statewide certification is awarded to companies that successfully complete a rigorous three-step evaluation process covering environmental responsibility, staff and interpretation management, as well as marketing execution and a…

St Patty’s Lava

A fine sunrise greeted us on St Patty's Day morning! The lake was particularly active today... Pele's hot liquid rock bubbling, churning, stretching and folding! Most of the downslope activity is now part of an outbreak that emanated from just below the vent last week. It flows atop the 61G lava tube system and has now reached about a mile and a half downslope... approximately half way…

Luka’s Lava

A magnificently clear day allowed us to access the Pu'u 'O'o vent this morning, capturing images of a very active lava lake. Skylights just east of the vent were accessible, but we were unable to see inside. This conduit feeds not only the ongoing 61G flow, but also the two still active additional flows on top of the tube system…

Voggy Bench Collapse

Extremely voggy conditions in East Hawaii this morning obscured our view throughout our flight. Nonetheless, we captured images of a very active lake within the Pu'u 'O'o vent. This is the clearing house where lava first surfaces in the vent before exiting to, not only the ongoing 61G flow, but also the still active additional flow just to the northeast. Pele…

Lava Still Flowing

In spite of the rainy weather, we managed to access the Pu'u 'O'o vent this morning, capturing several atmospheric lava lake shots. We also lava flowing quickly by through a couple of skylights just east of the vent. This conduit feeds not only the ongoing 61G flow, but also the  still active additional flow just to the northeast of 61G...…

New Lava Flow

A new lava flow, which started Monday of this week continues flowing east from just below the Pu`u `O`o vent. As of Thanksgiving morning, the flow had advanced about 3/4ths of a mile from the vent. Numerous pahoehoe toes dot the surface of the flow, and a sizable skylight at the top reveals lava steadily feeding its downslope outbreaks. A…

Rainy Day Flow

Rain prevented us from visiting anywhere on the 61G lava flow except the ocean entry. Fortunately, it was quite spectacular! All activity is still confined to the Kalpana (eastern) lava delta... the western on having died out about a month ago. Numerous lobes of lava are pouring into the Pacific Ocean there, creating a huge plume of laze that can…