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Charter Getaway to a Private Waterfall Oasis

Two (2) former Olympians, Nastia Liukin and Ash Wagner, who are now influencers and entrepreneurs. Alongside Erin Sackman and Sarah Fennel, a chef and food photographer came to Hawai’i to unplug and enjoy the private getaway that the Big Island of Hawai’i provides. Included in their trip of exploring the Island of Hawai’i, we had the opportunity to create a custom charter to cater to their travel.

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Magnum PI Chopper is Flying Again Over Oahu with Paradise Helicopters

Magnum P.I. fans looking to re-live memorable moments from the popular 1980s TV show may want to consider a new island are tour onboard a painstakingly faithful re-creation of “The Chopper,” departing from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Big Spillway Flow

Significant changes on the 61G flow field today… still a number of small breakouts on the Pali this morning… but a very large flow was discovered within about a half-mile of the Pu’u ‘O’o vent.

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A Multitude of Flows

Rainy skies couldn’t prevent our lava overflight this morning! The Pu’u ‘O’o vent was inaccessible, but a multitude of flows were discovered on, above and below the Pali. Pele has made her way onto the coastal flats, but has made little progress toward the ocean.

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Video of Aerial Photography Advice with Pilot Josh Lang at PhotoCon

Paradise Helicopters pilot Josh Lang joins photographers Andy Stenz and Ric Noyle, cinematographer Brad Watanabe, for an in-depth workshop on the best practices and pro tips of creating quality still images and video from a helicopter.

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Aerial Photography with Bruce Omori

Shooting Aerials with Bruce Omori of Extreme Exposure

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Flying Agricultural Jobs Supports Local Business and Keeps Our Pilots Sharp

When we are not flying guests on tours to see the most incredible landscapes across the islands, we keep ourselves busy and our pilots sharp by flying utility, agriculture, transportation, and emergency response flights.

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Industry Professionals Voted in Preference of The Bell Helicopters That Paradise Flies

In the October/November 2015 issue and reader survey from Jet Traveler magazine, a highly knowledgeable segment of travelers and industry professionals voted in preference of the Bell helicopters that Paradise flies, over the less reliable Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopters) that our competitors operate.

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Bring Lava

Did you know earthquakes are an important part of volcanic activity? Hawaii Island had over 60 small ones in the last 7 days! Check out this map of earthquakes in the last 2 weeks.

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Clear skies for helicopters in Hawaii

Today as we celebrate National Aviation Day, we recognize the many advantages flight has provided to society. From leisure travel to emergency rescue to military operations, the power of flight has changed the world since aviation pioneers first took to the skies.

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Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Thank you for your patience as we deal with this ongoing situation. Below is some information regarding our response to COVID-19.

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Paradise Helicopters Assists Communities Affected by Volcanic Activity

Paradise Helicopters, a leading Hawai‘i helicopter tour company, has launched several efforts to assist communities affected by the recent volcanic activity on the Island of Hawai‘i.

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Current Volcano Conditions

There is absolutely no reason at this time for travelers to change or alter their leisure or business plans.

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Culture

Fly Over the Current Kilauea Eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii

What you need to know about flying over the current Kīlauea, eruption on the Big Island of Hawai’i

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Submit a Regulatory Comment on Hawai’i ATMP!

You can take action on an issue of critical importance

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Hawaii helicopter nature tours

Hawaii has the most significant area of tropical rainforest in the United States – much accessible only by helicopter. See what you could never see on foot! A naturally moist climate combined with rich volcanic soil has encouraged some of the most dramatic plant growth in the world.

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No news is good news

In spite of cloudy conditions this morning, we were able to access the entire flow field of Kilauea Volcano’s lower east rift zone eruption.

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Heli-picnic in Paradise at a Private Waterfall!

808 Picnics specializes in intimate picnics across the Island of Hawai’i offering Proposal Picnics, Beach Picnics and even an exclusive picnic at the Kona Coffee and Tea Farm!

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Kohala High School is Gifted a Virtual Education Experience From Paradise Helicopters

Paradise Helicopters’ virtual education department, pilots and leadership recently produced and delivered a virtual Big Island adventure tour for the middle school and high school students of Kohala High School.

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Helping Grads Celebrate on Lanai With an Aerial Shower of Flowers

Helping Grads Celebrate on Lanai With an Aerial Shower of Flowers

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Lava above pali

Sizable pahoehoe lava flows, a tumulus outbreak, and numerous skylights, all within a steamy flow field… this surface activity within about 3 miles of the vent, but still a mile or more above the Pali… and nothing else anywhere on the flow field Thursday morning.

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Lava before the storm

Rainy weather scrubbed our regular Thursday flight, but we were able to access the flow field just ahead of the rain on Saturday morning.

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Magnum PI Chopper is Flying Again Over Oahu with Paradise Helicopters

Magnum P.I. fans looking to re-live memorable moments from the popular 1980s TV show may want to consider a new island air tour onboard a painstakingly faithful re-creation of “The Chopper,” departing from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Culture

Makahiki in Paradise

Makahiki season is part of the ancient Hawaiian calendar dedicated to the god Lono, one of four Hawaiian deities, who is associated with fertility, rainfall, agriculture, music, and peace.

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Meet the Founder, Calvin Dorn

Calvin Dorn pursued a degree in Forestry at Humboldt State University in Northern California, during which time he was able to fit in some helicopter rides while fighting forest fires in the Western part of the United States.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Colin Burkardt

Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot & Flight Operations Manager, Colin Burkardt.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Daniel

Q&A with Pilot Daniel.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Freddy

Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Freddy.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Charter Pilot, Justin

What is your favorite tour to fly and why? "All of them! Honestly, It really depends on the guest and how they are responding. I love making someone’s day!"

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Kahekili

Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Kahekili.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Chief Pilot, Kalei Gregory

Q&A with Paradise Helicopters pilot, Kalei Gregory.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Matt Mannion

Q&A with Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Matt Mannion.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Mooch

Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Mooch.

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Ryan Moeller

Q&A with Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Ryan Moeller

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Meet Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Tianna

Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Tianna.

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Oahu – A paradise from above

German Travel Blog, Out of Office, Features Paradise Helicopters

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On Hawaiian Time podcast with CEO, Calvin Dorn

Mick Kalber and Bruce Omori talk story with Calvin Dorn, the owner and CEO of Paradise Helicopters.

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Paradise Helicopters Photo Charters Video Film Photography

We fly Custom Charters for Photographers and Filmmakers that need to get shots from the air.

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Our Bell helicopters awarded preferred ratings, highest reliability in class

In the March 2017 issue and reader survey from Business Jet Traveler magazine, a highly knowledgeable segment of travelers and industry professionals voted in preference of the Bell helicopters that Paradise flies, over the less reliable Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopters) that our competitors operate.

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Paradise Helicopters Awarded Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association Certification

Paradise Helicopters is the first & only helicopter-tour company in the state to be awarded a Sustainable Tourism Certification from the Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association

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Paradise Helicopters Awarded Top International Aviation Safety Recognition

The Kona-based helicopter-tour company is the first in Hawai‘i to earn IS-BAO™ Stage Three registration

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Paradise Helicopters’ Internationally Recognized Safety Program

Paradise Helicopters’ Internationally Recognized Safety Program.

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Paradise Helicopters is proud to support the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation

In addition to our efforts throughout the year, we are donating a portion of every one of our tours for the entire month of December. The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation is dedicated to providing essential life-saving equipment and training needed by the Hawaii Fire Department and other first responders here on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Paradise Helicopters Pledges to Meet COVID Clean Standards that Exceed Current Guidelines

In order to protect guests, staff, our local community and visitors, Paradise Helicopters recently signed the “COVID Clean” pledge proposed to the industry by Helicopter Association International (HAI), to maintain an elevated level of cleanliness, sanitization, and monitoring to do our part in fighting the spread of COVID-19.

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Paradise Helicopters sustainable tourism certification

Paradise Helicopters is committed to sustainability and the environment

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Paradise Named Top 5 Best Helicopter Tours

Paradise Helicopters is a winner in the 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Helicopter Tour, as of Friday, June 18th.

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Paradise Helicopters adds first twin-engine Bell 430 helicopter

Hawaii's safest and most luxurious helicopter, the Twin-Engine Bell 430.

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Paradise Launches Pua Manu Club – Hawaii’s First Helicopter Member Service

Members have access to door-to-door service and exclusive landings across Hawaii

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See the entire Big Island on your cruise stop in Kona

See the Entire Big Island on Your One Day Cruise Stop in Kona!

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Staff picks – Our Local Favorites for Activities, Beaches and Restaurants

Aloha! Frequently after their flight, guests will ask us, “What should we do now?” So we’ve assembled a list of staff favorites for what we personally think our guests might enjoy in terms of Activities, Beaches or Parks, and Restaurants near each of our Paradise Helicopters bases.

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Virtual Educational Experiences in Paradise

Paradise Helicopters has partnered with our local community to curate live, interactive educational experiences that we can share. All students and participants who join our virtual educational session will be able to interact live with our guide as together we explore the Island of Hawai’i from the air.

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Women in Aviation with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Tianna Castillo

Brook heads to Kalaeloa Airport for this episode to meet with women in aviation

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