So I’ve had these shots lying around since 6/30/18, and I don’t have much going on right now, so I figured I’d write up a quick post about them! For some backstory, I live on the Kona side of the Big Island, and at the time, there was some major volcanic activity going on on the other side of the island. I decided to make the trip over to get some unique shots of the lava, and managed to get a few aviation related pictures while I was there. It was definitely an amazing experience that I’d recommend to anyone who has the chance. Anyway, lets get to the pictures!
My ride for the day was N551PH, an MD500 helicopter
As we walked over to our ride, a HA 717 painted in their new livery was parked at the gate
Shortly after departure, we start towards the main attraction fo the flight
We pass another touring aircraft as we near the water entry site
We finally arrive at Fissure 8, dead center in what used to be Leilani Estates
Lava glows at the water entry point
Another 717 preps for taxi as we return to PHTO
Another view from the apron
That’s it guys, I hope you enjoyed this mini trip report of sorts. Again, if the eruption ever starts back up to this extent again, I’d highly recommend you go check a tour like this out. It’s definitely something that anyone who has the chance to experience should do. If this belongs in another category, mods, feel free to move it. Thanks guys!