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Paradise Air

Address: Dillingham Airfield, Hwy 930 (Farrington Hwy), Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
Phone Number: +1 808-497-6033
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Ranked #2 of 51 Activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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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Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stumbled by the phenomenal reviews of Paradise Air in the last few days of our trip. We were so impressed by the beauty of Oahu and wanted to do something exhilarating that would give us a better view of this island, and Paradise DID JUST THAT. First, Tom and Denise were wonderful people, very accommodating. Since we never drove... More 

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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is my second time with Paradise Air. Unlike the last time, Tom was my pilot this time. I would like to say both Denise and Tom were very informative and made the flight very special...this is also a good experience to know the North Shore...Will fly with them again...

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La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

WOW! This was, hands down, the most thrilling experience I have ever had while on vacation!! I went up in the air with pilot Denise Sanders, on the first flight of the day. Since it had rained the night before, there were many rainbows! Who knew that rainbows are actually ROUND?! I do now, because I saw 7 or 8... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My 17 and 14 year olds went flying with Tom & Denise on January 1. The experience was awesome! Their attention to safety and service was impressive. We come to Oahu about once a year and we avoid the "touristy" activities. We will go back to fly our new friends at Paradise Air again. An amazing way to experience the... More 

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Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have flown ultralights on Kauai, Maui, and now, Oahu. I love being in the air and it's something everyone should do. So beautiful and such a great way to see the island. And - Denise made the flight extra special, pointing out things, teaching me how everything worked and it just seemed like we were immediately friends. Surprisingly, we... More 

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Monkton, Vermont
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I almost never give a 5 star review, but this experience deserves it. As many other reviewers have pointed out, Tom and Denise are a delight. It is a little pricey, but well worth the money. If you have a Bucket List, put this on it and then go do it at Paradise Air. Oh, and buy the pictures. You... More 

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went on a 45 minute flight. We sailed above the clouds and what a sight! The pilots were great! I get motion sick very easily and Denise was constantly making sure I was doing ok. I got to see the Lost crash site and The Others camp. That was a treat for me. Yes this is expensive, but this is... More 

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Honolulu
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I'm a helicopter pilot on Oahu. For yrs I've heard "Paradise 1...Paradise 2..." and always wondered what it would be like in such a small/light aircraft. Today, I finally got to go up in a trike - looks like a small race car attached to a hang-glider. WOW!! The flight was beautiful. The instructors/ owners were professional and incredibly personable.... More 

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southport, florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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