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Address: 68-760 Farrington Highway, West Gate Hangar #B-3, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
Phone Number: +1 808-497-6033
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Description: Imagine flying with the birds in your own open cockpit aircraft. With an...
Imagine flying with the birds in your own open cockpit aircraft. With an instructor along, you can take the controls and soar white sandy beaches and blue waters. Our two powered hang gliders are one of the best ways to see O'ahu's north shore, while learning a bit about flying at the same time. Each student leaves with a certificate showing instruction received that applies towards FAA Sport Pilot certificate.
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The views above Oahu are not to be believed!

There have been lots of comments here about how great Tom and Denise are and how terrific the flights are. I totally agree - so I'd like to touch on something else. The flight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There have been lots of comments here about how great Tom and Denise are and how terrific the flights are. I totally agree - so I'd like to touch on something else. The flight itself! I've been a resident of Oahu for 25 years and I am always amazed to go up in a plane or helicopter to see the... More 

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Kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

An unbelievable experience from start to finish. Tom and Denise are the most gracious hosts, with great humor, warmth and an outstanding knowledge of their craft. Their approach is engaging and at no time did i feel even the slightest bit of hesitation of flying with them. The craft themselves are extremely solid and stable and I would definitely recommend... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying that this is definitely one of the BEST experiences one can ever have on Oahu! You will remember this beautiful experience forever and you'd want to do it over again! So our wonderful experience began when I emailed Denise about booking a 30 minute flight with them for April 1st. She replied saying that they... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I never imagined I would ever take a flight lesson on a hang glider! It's definitely on a very short list of the coolest things I've ever done. Denise was awesome and made me at ease throughout the experience. I can't say enough positive things about Paradise Air. If you only do one adventurous thing on the island - this... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I went to Hawaii in February and the one thing I was determined to do while there was to do powered hang gliding. The first day my flight got cancelled because of weather but I was hopeful I would get to fly before I went home. On our next scheduled flight I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not sure about flying without being enclosed in a cabin, we were told this would be a great time. We were not steered wrong. With the early discussion with Tom & Denise and reviewing how safe these gliders are, we were given very little problems with flying. Having gone up and flown, I would recommend this to anyone travelling to... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had my first and probably not the last hang gliding experience on new year's day. I was with Denise and my friend was with Tom.This couple are a match made in heaven! They were very nice and made us feel like we've known them for years. They totally knew what they're doing and made sure were comfortable while flying.... More 

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Irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My first flight with Tom was several years ago and I absolutely loved it. I knew I would have to do another flight with Paradise Air as soon as I returned to Oahu. This time I booked the 1 hour "dawn patrol" from the mainland (tip: book at least two weeks in advance). Getting there at 5:45 AM is a... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I loved my first ever hang Gliding experience! As other reviewers mentioned, Denise was very nice and makes you very comfortable, even if you are afraid of heights. You will actually get to fly this yourself- that's the best part of the experience. Water and mountain views from up there were stunning! A must-do activity in Oahu!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Beautiful day----Denise is a delight. Very knowledgable, friendly, makes you feel like family. Knows the island, tells you about the aircraft, what you are seeing, and lets you steer. The ocean was blue, blue, the mountains green, green and I'd do it again tomorrow. Thanks to Paradise Air.

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