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Lava Reaches Pali

Another gorgeous morning! A particularly outrageous overflight revealed numerous picturesque flows, now cresting the Pali (cliffs), and heading down the steeper slope. The Pu'u 'O'o vent was particularly accessible today... the lake within most active. The 61G surface flow has made it's way to the Pali... where several sizable outbreaks have begun oozing their way over the hill. Pele's molten lava continues to…

Easter Ducky Lava

Back in the air with Paradise master pilot, Pete Stachowicz. The 61G surface flow is still slowly moving toward the Pali... Pele is within a half mile of the steep downslope. Several sizable outbreaks filled our frames today the fiery molten lava. Pele's flows continues to pour lava into the ocean in more traditional wide entry... dozens of lava rivulets…

Rainy Day Lava

Rainy Day Ducky joined Movie-Going Ducky to help pilot Robert Mitchell guide us through the raindrops to the vent this morning. Pu'u 'O'o's lava lake was active and Pele greeted us with a wry smile! Lava exits the lake and feeds the 61G flows lava tubes which carry the liquid rock to the ocean entry six miles below. A few…

EcoTourismCertified
EcoTourismCertified
EcoTourismCertified

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...…