Kilauea lava flows in Hawaii

A pink rainbow, amazing land spouts and a veritable plethora of lava flows made for a spectacular lava overflight this morning. We have often seen water spouts at the ocean entry… but this morning, due to a head downpour on the 61G flow and the right wind and heat conditions, several vortices (aka: land spouts) appeared just above the Pali. These dramatic, unusual formations look like mini tornadoes, but spin much less quickly. Easter Ducky flew solo while Leilani prepared for Merrie Monarchs… he joined Special Return Guest, Bryan Pezman, Bruce Omori and me as Paradise Helicopters' superb fly boy, Sean Regehr navigated the sky above Pele's manifestations… mahalo plenny, Sean!

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