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Helicopters Big Island
Embark on an adventure in flight as you soar above Hawaii’s active volcanoes and black-sand beaches on this Big Island Circle of Fire helicopter tour from Hilo. This scenic helicopter tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has stunning views of the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes as your pilot narrates about this geologically active environment.
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Helicopters Big Island
Buckle into your ECO-Star helicopter and put on your aviation-grade headset, which allows you and the pilot to communicate clearly. As the landscapes of Hawaii Island unfold beneath you, take off and soar high above the streets. Fly over miles of lush forest on your way to see the power of Kilauea. When you arrive at the world’s longest continuously erupting volcano, marvel at the billows of smoke and steam rising from the craggy crater. In ideal conditions, you might see the glowing red lava slowly flow into the Pacific. Then, before returning to Hilo, fly above the verdant terrain flanking the Wailuku River, where waterfalls cascade into beautiful emerald ponds.
Good To Know
- Fly over lush valleys and tropical rainforests, and witness the power of the longest continuously erupting volcano in the world.
- Tour sights may vary depending on wind and weather conditions.
- The tour duration is approximately 50 minutes.
- Includes the use of Bose aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets and microphones for two-way communication with your pilot.
- 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording available for purchase.
- Parking is available at the airport for a nominal fee.
- Wear dark-colored clothing so as not to reflect in photos.
About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
- Only Blue: Has a voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS) implemented program accepted and approved in May 2015.
- Only Blue: Requires the highest pilot-hour minimum in the state of Hawaii of over 2,500 flight hours and 5+ years of experience.
- Only Blue: Requires all aircraft equipment for pilots to be instrument rated and trained in instrument maneuvers and recovery in an Inadvertent Entry Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions encounter.
- Only Blue: Has the highest number of voluntary participants in the FAA Safety Team Program.
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