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Paradise Air

Dillingham Airfield, Hwy 930 (Farrington Hwy), Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
+1 808-497-6033
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Ranked #2 of 46 Activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Imagine flying with the birds in your own open cockpit aircraft. With an instructor along, you can...
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Type: Educational Sites, Tours, Adventure
Owner description: 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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southport, florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tom and Denise offer the most incredible way to see Oaha, from the moment you arrive at their hanger and the way you are greeted you know that this is going to be the highlight of your trip. You immediately feel their love and passion for what they are doing and are drawn up into it as you lift off... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Really didn't have a good idea of what we were getting into, but so glad we tried it. The owners / pilots of the hang-gliders were extremely friendly and completely knowledgeable of their crafts. We never had a concern of safety and totally enjoyed the ride. My husband enjoyed the option of steering his craft, while I preferred to sit... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I surprised my 21 year old daughter with a sunrise 45 minute ride over Oahu with this powered hang glider ride with Tom Sanders. I can't say enough positive things about her experience. We got the narrated DVD which I highly recommend because Tom gives a detailed tour and history of all the beautiful sights they saw. They went over... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had to reschedule due to poor weather conditions, but it was worth the wait. Spectacular views of the island including the coastline, surfers, turtles, pineapple fields, cattle and a wind farm. Denise and Tom are very safety conscious. I felt completely at ease. Great fun. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was my first time in an ultralight aircraft and for anyone who enjoys being in the air it is something not to be missed. The owners are extremely informative,very safety conscious and really customer oriented. Flying over the North Shore of Oahu is exhilarating and it is so beautiful.

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Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Safety was their primary concern. The winds were supposed to be too strong for safe flight but when they turned out not to be, we went up for 90 minutes of breathtaking beauty. It was a great education about the island, activities, history, attractions and of course flying the aircraft. This is absolutely the best way to experience the majestic... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Purchased deal through Living Social and am so glad I did. We went on a 30-minute adventure. My son liked it so much that he wants to go again and for an hour next time! He went with Denise and I went with Tom. Both were great! Such a fantastic time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hang gliding in Chattanooga Tennessee was on my bucket list, but when planning a trip to Hawaii and Oahu I found Paradise Air on Trip Advisor. After reading the reviews I decided that powered hang gliding over the North Shore, at daybreak would be the ultimate. A quick call to Denise and I was booked. Had to be at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I just got back from spending a week in Hawaii. While there I was pretty busy as I managed to visit 3 islands. Oahu was one of my first one island and Paradise Air was the 2nd activity on my itinerary. I knew before arriving that Paradise Air had a great safety record but I was kind of nervous about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The entire experience was special. Both pilots were extremely nice and warm. The really knew what they were doing. If you are in Hawaii and have the money you should definitely do it. I remember that I spotted from the air a really nice spot on the beach with turtles and I spent the afternoon there. It was lovely!

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