Paradise Helicopters adds first twin-engine Bell 430 helicopter

Paradise Helicopters has added a twin-engine Bell 430, becoming the first Hawaii tour company to operate a twin-engine helicopter. The Kona-based helicopter will be available for customer charters as well as flights under a recent partnership with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii. The Bell 430 adds to Paradise’s existing fleet of 10 single-engine helicopters, including the Hughes…

Paradise Helicopters expands to Ko Olina with Oahu’s only full-circle tour

Paradise is the first helicopter company to provide air tours, charters and inter-island transits to the Ko Olina area, home of the Four Seasons Resort Oahu and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, via the Kalaeloa Airport, a short shuttle ride away. The 90-minute tour, which is the only flight to take guests on a full circle of Oahu, is…

Oahu – A paradise from above

Planning a trip around the world also means dreaming of places, you should have seen before you die…  snorkeling in amazing bays, surfing the wild North Shore, enjoying beach life and cocktails in urban Waikiki … Everyone will find a favorite spot on Oahu. To get the best overview it´s worth to go one step ahead – and enjoy Oahu…

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…

Hawaii Helicopter Nature Tours

Hawaii 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. Unique Birdwatching Opportunities Hawaii's millions of years of isolation…

Magnum P.I.’s ‘Chopper’ flying again

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.   Arguably as recognizable to the program’s fans as Magnum’s Aloha shirts or the red Ferrari, the Chopper…

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…

Kilauea Overflight

A new road has been completed from the "Y" on Highway 132 across the new lava channel to the PGV Geothermal Plant. Vents along the line of fissures in and near Leilani Estates were lightly steaming today, but emissions are still at levels below the start of the eruption in 1983... and there is no active lava anywhere. It is…