Be a Pilot and Fly to Volcano & Waterfalls – The perfect Anniversary, Honeymoon or Birthday gift.
You get to fly take off, cruise and approach to landing!
Never flown before? That’s OK! Be a Pilot and Fly to Volcano is a perfect fit for you because we’ll instruct you on the basics of flying including takeoff and landing. It’s a fantastic experience!
Take flight! Your Certified Flight Instructor will introduce you to the excitement of flying. You will take the controls, and not only learn how to take off, cruise, descend and approach to land but get to fly as close as 500′ from the most majestic waterfalls in all of Hawaii.
First the flight departs Maui, where you get to perform the takeoff and get a close up view of the South Side of Haleakala from 8,000′. Then off to Upolu Point, the northern tip of the Big Island, where you descend down to 1,500′ along the entire north shore coastline. This area is filled with over 50 miles of waterfalls and stunning coastline views
Get ready as you will then fly the approach and land the plane in Hilo. We do not overfly the volcano, or overfly the national park due to frequent low clouds and viewing restrictions. After landing we will debrief your flight lesson over lunch, and then options may include a self-guided exploration of the national park. Inquire for more information. Afterwards you perform the takeoff from Hilo where we navigate up the East side waterfalls of Maui and overfly Hana. Then you get to land in Maui from the north side.
Facts and Requirements
- Operates: Monday-Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (times may vary)
- Departure Point: Kahului Airport
- Duration: 6-7 hours
- Equipment: Cirrus SR22 G3 GTS-X
- Inclusions: Lunch, Round Trip Airfare, Certificate of Flight Training
- Exclusions: None
- Restrictions: Must be at least 8 years old to be a pilot. Flight patterns and specific sights are subject to weather & wind. Your safety and comfort is first priority. Flight routes and sites may vary due to weather conditions.
- Cancellation: Associated with cancellation fee (terms and conditions), rescheduling 48 hrs. for all reservations, and 72 hrs. for groups of 6 or more.
Your Personal Certified Flight Instructor.
As a professional Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII) and former Cirrus Factory Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) with over 5,000 flight hours and nearly 30 years of aviation experience, I have flown Astronauts, taught 8 year olds and even an 80 year old grandmother. You can feel confident that I know my airplane and these islands. I have sat on the Board of Commissioners overseeing the State of Hawaii airport system, worked with AOPA and owned the largest regional air carrier serving the Grand Canyon from Southern California. Now, my passion is to share the thrill of flying and the majesty of Hawaii which can only be appreciated through General Aviation. Each participant receives a Certificate of Flight Training under Federal Aviation Regulations Part § 61.189.