National Geographic : 1960 Mar
Aircraft Lights in a Jeweled Strand Crown Kilauea Iki's Fiery Tresses Interisland and transpacific airlines jammed the skies above the blazing crater with sightseeing tours. Pilots flew full circle about the volcano until rocketing pumice cracked a windshield and canceled further downwind sweeps. Gas and steam produce the wind-swept. mile-high plume. which reflects light from the crater. This time exposure turns flashing wing 308 lights into glowing beads. in 15 minutes. Only two fountains were working at first. Then more sprang up." Meanwhile, photographers Robert Goodman and Robert Wenkam were having troubles. They rushed to the Honolulu airport, only to find the terminal filled with sightseers clamor ing for space. It was as if the airline had staged a great "come-as-you-are" party. Sleepy-eyed men in hurriedly donned shorts and aloha shirts and youngsters still in their sleeping garments mingled with celebrators in dinner dress from W'aikiki night spots.