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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2016, 09:35:18 AM »
Mr. K, boy have your pictures and videos been taken to another level. Thanks for posting these! Can you see the lava at all like that if you're on the ground?

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2016, 10:21:51 AM »
now I'm really upset that I didn't have time to go down to the water when I was there in august. although I did have an incredible sighting of the actual volcano.
how did you get down to the water? where exactly did you watch from?

I got as close as I could get, which was decent, but the I threw up the drone to get closer ;)
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2016, 10:23:01 AM »
I'm guessing the smoke is hot enough to effect maybe even melt the drone?

Were you concerned about the heat?

Definitely.  That smoke is a combination of super hot sulfur, glass, steam, and silt.  You fly the drone through that and it's likely a one-way flight.
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2016, 10:24:53 AM »
Mr. K, boy have your pictures and videos been taken to another level. Thanks for posting these! Can you see the lava at all like that if you're on the ground?

Many thanks.

Depending on the level of flow, and how the park gauges the level of risk, one can get pretty close, especially to the lava that's not at ocean entry.  In my case, the rangers were not around, so our guide took us passed the boundary/fence line.
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2016, 10:28:59 AM »
Definitely.  That smoke is a combination of super hot sulfur, glass, steam, and silt.  You fly the drone through that and it's likely a one-way flight.
Makes sense now why you didn't do a 360 around the volcano.
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #65 on: December 16, 2016, 10:36:50 AM »
Many thanks.

Depending on the level of flow, and how the park gauges the level of risk, one can get pretty close, especially to the lava that's not at ocean entry.  In my case, the rangers were not around, so our guide took us passed the boundary/fence line.
Cool, that's great.

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #66 on: December 16, 2016, 11:21:13 AM »
Great Photos and video, thanks for posting. Hawaii is on my top of the list for next place to visit, hopefully soon.

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #67 on: December 16, 2016, 12:09:32 PM »
Did you buy the drone for this trip?
And I want to go back....hmmmmm
awesome looking trip!

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #68 on: December 19, 2016, 12:45:51 AM »
Wow! Great video and amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2016, 09:00:09 AM »
Very nice indeed.

Dan, nice job hijacking his thread!  :P
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2016, 10:49:47 PM »
What did you do for parking in Wailea?

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2016, 10:52:51 PM »
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2016, 08:13:04 AM »

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2017, 01:03:44 PM »
Hi, do you have any C+P avail for my dates?

Nope.

Let's start over -- this is AJK, do you have any C+P avail for my dates?

Absolutely. If you tell us your flight info we'll send a car to pick you up.

K, ty.

How come this didn't work when I tried it

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2017, 01:05:16 PM »
How come this didn't work when I tried it
Did you say your name was AJK?

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2017, 03:04:44 PM »
Did you say Is your name was AJK?

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #76 on: May 30, 2017, 12:03:46 AM »
Hmm, when I tried emailing the hotel, I got a very different answer. I asked if they could open up award inventory for certain dates and the response was:

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