August 3, 2017

Rainy weather, spectacular lava lake, stunning red hot flows above the Pali, and a precarious lava delta still intact at Kamokuna! Extraordinary Paradise pilot Sean Regehr made the recent discovery of Pele’s new breakouts above the Pali…

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July 27, 2017

Yet another new surface flow near the vent, nosebleed outbreaks throughout the flow field, plenny lava streams entering the ocean… and a huge crack on the lava delta indicating an imminent bench collapse!

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July 13, 2017

They say the best things are worth waiting for, so hope this follows suit. Honestly, I think this is some of the most beautiful lava we’ve been privileged to capture lately… hope you enjoy it! International model Ivory May joined us as our Special Guest today. Ivory is yet another character who will be seen in our new “VolcanoScapes” series entitled “Hot Seat Hawaii!”

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July 7, 2017

This week’s overflight reveals some of the footage to be seen in our new “VolcanoScapes” series entitled “The Hot Seat!” Stay tuned for exciting well-known guests, engaging visits with interesting Big Island personalities… and as always, the best Kilauea Volcano lava video anywhere! You never know who might show up in “the hot seat” next! The surface flow we’ve been tracking for the past several months has cleared the Pali.

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June 29, 2017

New skylights, a gorgeous pahoehoe flow above the Pali, and an ocean entry lava delta getting huge! Paradise pilot Rob Mitchell got us up close and personal with Pele.

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June 22, 2017

A lava lake in rare form, gorgeous pahoehoe flows above the Pali, and lots of visible lava on the over three acre ocean entry lava delta! Paradise pilot Sean Regehr guided us effortlessly over the flow field, as always.

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June 16, 2017

A very active lava lake, numerous pahoehoe and a’a flows oozing above and on the Pali, and lots of visible lava on the ever-growing ocean entry lava delta! Paradise pilot Sean Regehr was masterful at the stick, as always.

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June 8, 2017

Amazing rainbows over a very active lava lake, a variety of gorgeous pahoehoe flows oozing above and on the Pali, an ocean entry lava delta and quarter-mile long black sand beach, both growing rapidly… what a fabulous overflight!

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May 31, 2017

A marvelously active lava lake… a variety of gorgeous pahoehoe flows oozing above, on, and below the Pali… a ever expanding ocean entry lava delta, and a black sand beach growing rapidly! Pu’u ‘O’o was accessible, but barely…

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May 25, 2017

Pele’s surface lava continues to breakout on the Pali… both pahoehoe and a/a flows were observed this morning. She has also advanced about a quarter mile toward the ocean on the coastal flats.

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May 18, 2017

Pele sends her hot molten rock pouring down the steepest part of the Pali (cliffs), a veritable plethora of flows break out far above the Pali, and she continues to build her new lava delta at the Kamokuna ocean entry.

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May 12, 2017

Active lava lake… more lava flows going down the Pali… ocean entry lava delta growing rapidly! Pu’u ‘O’o was accessible… Pele’s lava lake spattering vigorously. The 61G surface flows are still creeping over the Pali… but they still have yet to reach the steeper part of the downslope.

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May 4, 2017

Spectacular sunrise… lava flowing down the Pali… and a large portion of the lava delta disappears! Trade winds have returned, sending the plumes at Pu’u ‘O’o and the ocean entry back in their normal southwest direction.

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April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 Lava Reaches Pali 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...

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April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 Easter Ducky Lava "Opihi Moemoe" kī hō'alu (Hawaiian Slack Key) by Hilo's own Ben Kaili 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...

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April 6, 2017

The 61G flow, fed from six miles of lava tubes from the Pu’u ‘O’o vent continues to pour lava into the ocean. The surface flow which began a month ago virtually on top of those tubes continues to advance downslope, and is now within a half mile of the Pali.

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March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 Rainy Day Lava Mahalo Jake Shimabukuro for the use of his song "Tritone" from the album NASHVILLE SESSIONS available on JS Records Rainy Day Ducky joined Movie-Going Ducky to help pilot Robert Mitchell guide us through the raindrops to the vent this...

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March 23, 2017

Cool Lava Lake "Poni Aloha" kī-hō'alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar) by Hilo's own Ben Kaili Periodic rain didn't deter our efforts to to access the Pu'u 'O'o Vent of Kilauea Volcano this morning... and the lava lake was extraordinary! Pele spattered wildly, stretched...

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March 17, 2017

"Celtic Tune" courtesy Jake Shimabukuro from the album "NASHVILLE SESSIONS" on JS Records. Mahalo, Jake! A fine sunrise greeted us on St Paddy's Day morning! The lake was particularly active today... Pele's hot liquid rock bubbling, churning, stretching and folding!...

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March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 Lava Hiding The huge outbreaks of the past month on, and just above the Pali are now mostly gone.... 61G's lava tubes still feed the ocean entry six miles from the Pu'u 'O'o vent, but no skylights were observed. Even the numerous new surface flows on the...

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