Air Guard keeping restricted airspace safe

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Hawaii Air National Guard Staff Sgts. Alika Lee, left, and Skyler Ross of the 297th Air Traffic Control Squadron of Kalaeloa, Oahu, stand watch Wednesday in the county's mobile command center in Pahoa.

PAHOA — With no end to the lower East Rift Zone eruption of Kilauea volcano apparent, much of lower Puna is still under temporary flight restriction status. That means only authorized aircraft are legally allowed to fly in the airspace.