Car Accident in Pahoa Takes Out Utility Pole, Leaves One Injured

A car crash in Pahoa in front of the old police station has taken out a utility pole this afternoon.

Car crash takes out utility pole

I drove by this crash at about 3:15 this afternoon before the police were on the scene.  After stopping off at the store I returned to take these pictures of the wreck.

Jose, the manager of Irie Hawaii Smoke Shop, said that one person was injured with cuts to their face.

Worlds Longest Zip Line Proposed for the Big Island

The world’s longest zip line has been proposed for the Island of Hawaii.

An Australian company wants to build a zip line from the top of Mauna Kea down to Coconut Island

Mauna Kea Zip, LLC., has applied for a permit to install and operate what will be the longest zip line in the world at over 6 miles long.  The proposed plan would have the platform rise 40 feet in the air from the Mauna Kea Visitors Information Center and would propel riders approximately 55 – 65 miles per hour down to Coconut Island in Hilo, Hawaii.

If approved, the zip line would start from the Mauna Kea Visitors Information Center

Company President Lipra Sloof, said that while they expect some opposition from folks that don’t want these type of activities happening on Mauna Kea… Zip Lining has proven to be an industry that does little environmental harm.

Longest zip line in the world with the most beautiful scenery planned.

If approved by the County of Hawaii, the zip line would become the longest in the world.

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Mahalo to the Pacific Aviation Museum and Pictures From Discover Your Future in Aviation Day

I wanted to personally thank the staff at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor for sending me a book entitled “Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers… On Deck” written by Jim Goodall.

I was reading it last night and was blown away by the quality of the pictures that were in the book and I kept having flashbacks from when the US Navy flew me out to the USS Ronald Reagan and I got to tour the aircraft carrier and then they catapulted me off.

So thank you very much Pacific Aviation Museum for the book.  In other museum news:

The sky was the limit yesterday as hundreds of young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby attended Pacific Aviation Museum’s 3rd annual Discover Your Future in Aviation, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This is the third year for the aviation conference, a day filled with hands-on workshops and seminars, a career fair with over 25 participating organizations, and interactive science exhibits. Participants could also enter to win lots of aviation prizes.

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “This is a really good opportunity to talk one-on-one with aviation professionals and learn more about careers in aviation and the related sciences, part of our Education mission at the Museum.”

Discover Your Future in Aviation is a presentation of the Museum’s Education Department. www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.