Hawaii Farm Animals Airlift Lava Evacuation

On June 24, 2018, Axel Kratel organized an evacuation of farm animals from land that was lava locked from the Kilauea eruption in Kapoho, Hawaii located in the eruption's east rift zone on the Big Island. Kratel enlisted the help of Jake Muise and company of Kia Hawaii to wrangle the animals and Paradise Helicopters donated their helicopter with pilot…

New Lava Roads

A month ago, a new road was been completed from the "Y" on Highway 132 across the new lava channel to the PGV Geothermal Plant. And now, some property/homeowners in and near thew flow field have begun bulldozing their own access roads. Vents along the line of fissures in and near Leilani Estates are still lightly steaming today, but emissions…

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. Counter to what some one-time fliers and agents have been led to believe – this significant…

Halemaumau!!!

We got our first close up look at the newly remodeled Halemaumau Crater at Kilauea's summit this morning... and she is absolutely stunning! Halemaumau has grown to over a mile wide... and is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-hundred feet deep. There is no active lava within the enormous crater, but plenty of steam, huge cracks and roads destroyed in the caldera.…

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. We got a clear look within Fissure 8 this morning, and saw zero lava... not even a small glow. The small amounts of lava erupted over the past six weeks have resurfaced the floor of the vent, but…

Eruption Slow Down – July 26 2018

Interestingly, the entire flow field was greatly slowed down today. The fissure seemed to be putting out about the same amount... or maybe a little less... but the channel is very slow... crusting over to a large extent. Area around Kapoho crater is almost all a'a, and has a lot less glow. Ocean entry was noticeably slower... flow at Pohoiki…

Paradise Helicopters Awarded Top International Aviation Safety Recognition

Paradise Helicopters Press Release The Kona-based helicopter-tour company is the first in Hawai‘i to earn IS-BAO™ Stage Three registration Kona, Hawaiʻi, May 23, 2018 – Paradise Helicopters, a leading Hawai‘i helicopter tour company, has earned the highest level of registration available from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™). The company is the first and only IS-BAO Stage Three…

Paradise Helicopters Assists Communities Affected by Volcanic Activity

Kona, Hawaiʻi, May 8, 2018 – 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. Through June 30, 2018, Paradise will donate $10 per seat on all directly booked tours originating from Hilo International Airport, and $20 per seat on tours departing from…

Current Volcano Conditions

There is absolutely no reason at this time for travelers to change or alter their leisure or business plans. All of the Hawaiian Islands are unaffected by Kilauea volcano except a remote area on the island of Hawaii’s east side. Out of the island’s 4,028 square miles, only less than a 10-square-mile area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions in Puna is affected.…