Flight Lesson & Sightseeing Airplane Adventure (from Honolulu Airport)

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Great experience

Reviewed by: Krista, 2016/06/05

My husband and I did the 1 hour single engine tour. My husband sat up front for the lesson and I sat in the back. Our first thought was that he would get to steer a little bit and get to ask some questions and we'd get a nice private island tour. Nope! He got to take off, fly around the island and even land all by himself. Granted, the instructor was right by his side the whole time, guiding him, telling him where to fly, adjusting things for him along the way and answering any questions he had.

Massa (may be spelled incorrectly) was our flight instructor. He was great! He knew alot about the local area and had over 24 years of flying experience here on Oahu. He exceeded our expectations. After the flight, they gave my husband a nice little certificate.

The reception lady that took care of us before the flight and after was very kind. She helped us with the paperwork before the flight and greeted us with Japanese tea after. The experience was pricey but if we ever get the money to do it again we would.


  • Beautiful views of Oahu (Waimea Bay)


  • The instructor even took a selfie for us!


  • Pearl Harbor


  • We took a bunch of pics with our phone and GoPro


  • Hanauma Bay

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2016/06/03
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WOW !!!!!

Reviewed by: Janet Wright, 2014/09/13

My husband arranged for this experience for our 35th Wedding Anniversary and he and my 28 year old daughter flew with me. It was truly the most exhilarating and awesome experience I have ever had and I have swum with sharks, skydived, done the Olympic bobsleigh run in Latvia and been in a submarine.
This was my first experience at the controls of a Piper Alpha and I felt fully involved from the moment I sat in the Pilot's seat. Masa, my Instructor, explained things to me in such a clear and concise way that I soon realised I was comfortable following his instructions. With both props roaring, he told me to just 'follow the yellow line' and it really was just like driving a car.
Taxiing out to the runway as Hawaiian Airlines jets were approaching for landing rendered me speechless and after opening up the throttle on the runway, that moment of easing back the yolk for take-off was indescribable.
As we ascended and the sheer magnificence of the scenery opened out below me I could hardly believe that I was actually flying the aeroplane. He was pointing out landmarks and asking me to head towards them, telling me when to lose or gain altitude by using the altometer.
The whole experience was breathtaking but the best moment of all was when I was making the approach for the landing. By that time I really felt as if I was in control and as I descended slowly, the realisation that I was making the landing was almost surreal. There was a very comforting 'bump' as the undercarriage met the runway and we taxied to a stop.
Don't hesitate to book this experience.
I absolutely loved it and can't wait to do it again !
Janet Wright
Liverpool
United Kingdom





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Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2014/08/18
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Flying

Reviewed by: Rob, 2014/04/11

I have gone through times of being phobic to fly, I never imagined flying a plane myself but my instructor seemed to make it easy to take off, fly and even land. So much fun!!

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Attended as:Families with Young Children
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