Flew on Dec 28, 2011. Out of Kona.
Large lava flow moving fast past the subdivision, burning trees, windows into lava tubes, and ocean entry in multiple locations. One spot looked like a red waterfalls dumping into the ocean. Pilot gave everyone fantastic views. Spent lots of time there. Then off to the unbelievable water falls.
Will remember the views and trip till the day I die.
Pilot was very good and made sure all sides had excellent views with detail info.
Highly recommend this, but check the government web site first to see how active the flows are. If no lava, I would still recommend it for the waterfalls.
You can't see this from a boat or on foot.