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Hawaii Wing Provides Airborne PSA to West Maui for a Second Day

August 14, 2023

Maui, Hawai’i) On August 14, 2023,  A Hawaii Wing aircrew broadcast a public service announcement this morning for a second day, informing listeners  between the Lahaina and Kapalua areas of a subsequently changed distribution plan for those affected by the Maui wildfires. The announcement over the aircraft loudspeaker to residents in the affected areas heard, " Residents can now obtain food, water, and supplies at Lahaina Gateway." 

The announcement was made using the Civil Air aircraft’s loudspeaker system by Lt. Col. Wayne Denesik, mission pilot, and 1st Lt. Edward Taomoto, mission observer, who flew out of Kahului Airport heading towards West Maui.
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