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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shooting Aerials with Bruce Omori of Extreme Exposure
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your patience as we deal with this ongoing situation. Below is some information regarding our response to COVID-19.
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.
There is absolutely no reason at this time for travelers to change or alter their leisure or business plans.
What you need to know about flying over the current Kīlauea, eruption on the Big Island of Hawai’i
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Helping Grads Celebrate on Lanai With an Aerial Shower of Flowers
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.
Rainy weather scrubbed our regular Thursday flight, but we were able to access the flow field just ahead of the rain on Saturday morning.
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.
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.
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.
Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot & Flight Operations Manager, Colin Burkardt.
Q&A with Pilot Daniel.
Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Freddy.
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!"
Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Kahekili.
Q&A with Paradise Helicopters pilot, Kalei Gregory.
Q&A with Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Matt Mannion.
Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Mooch.
Q&A with Paradise Helicopter Pilot, Ryan Moeller
Q&A with Paradise Helicopters Pilot, Tianna.
German Travel Blog, Out of Office, Features Paradise Helicopters
Mick Kalber and Bruce Omori talk story with Calvin Dorn, the owner and CEO of Paradise Helicopters.
We fly Custom Charters for Photographers and Filmmakers that need to get shots from the air.
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.
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
The Kona-based helicopter-tour company is the first in Hawai‘i to earn IS-BAO™ Stage Three registration
Paradise Helicopters’ Internationally Recognized Safety Program.
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.
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.
Paradise Helicopters is committed to sustainability and the environment
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.
Hawaii's safest and most luxurious helicopter, the Twin-Engine Bell 430.
Members have access to door-to-door service and exclusive landings across Hawaii
See the Entire Big Island on Your One Day Cruise Stop in Kona!
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.