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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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This was my second time on a power hang glider. It was great. Denise was super nice, knowledgeable, and took us over some great terrain (with me steering most of the time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second time on a power hang glider. It was great. Denise was super nice, knowledgeable, and took us over some great terrain (with me steering most of the time). Highlight was seeing three humpback whales in the ocean directly under us - a sight I definitely will not forget! Highly recommended.

Thank Taxl
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First off, this was one of the highlights of my trip to the Hawaiian Islands. The day we got to the hangar it was windy and had been storming. Denise was so professional, she was constantly checking the weather and making sure it was safe to fly. She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft, the weather, and all sorts of... More 

Thank Sarah S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was really nervous prior to doing this, since she is an absolute scaredy cat, but Denise brought her at ease immediately. I booked two 30-minute sessions and I was even in the air a little longer due to some static in my headphones. They did not have to do this at all for me. You get beautiful views... More 

Thank Touleng Y
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys ages 9 and 11 loved it! Amazing, wonderful experience! They want to do this as they get older in our own San Juan islands! Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

Thank Eileen B
El Dorado Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, Kirk, could not stop raving about this experience. Denise let him fly the trike during most of this amazing flight. The scenery couldn't have been more beautiful and was topped off by multiple sightings of breaching whales!! Denise is the ideal flight instructor...passionate about what she does and very entertaining as well. The video of the experience is... More 

Thank JudyM3212
Hertford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we visited in 2013 (I lied on my 'When did you visit', because my own inefficient reviewing should not be held against the exceptional Paradise Air), my wife and I still hark back to our wonderful time with Tom and Denise, and the phenomenal experiences we had. I flew with Tom, my wife with Denise, and both are... More 

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ParadiseAir, Owner at Paradise Air, responded to this review

Aloha Russell! Happy 2016!!! Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to write us such a wonderful and thoughtful review here on TA!!! Reviews like yours, with so much detail, really help others get to know us and make better informed decisions based on all the great info you provide. Tom and I really appreciate you both flying with us... More 

New York City, New York
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97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I took my son to do this flight (wish I'd done it myself), and it was clearly one of the greatest things he ever did. Denise is a world class pilot and daredevil and her husband Tom is also a great pilot and a famed aerial cinematographer. Both are gems.

Thank Adam K
Zachary, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The flight I took with Paradise Air was absolutely one of the highlights to our Hawaiian trip! I'm a private pilot, but have never flown in an aircraft like this before, so I was pretty excited. This was just a great experience all around. Denise and Tom were great. I flew with Denise and she gave an excellent lesson on... More 

Thank Grismac
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

There are no words to describe the excitement and thrill of the flight and the scenery! You need to experience the flight to appreciate the beauty and freedom from above.

Thank TMG716
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

More experienced than anyone on the island as far as I could tell with research. Never put any passenger at risk ever. Fastidiously well maintained aircraft. Real locals with knowledge of everything you fly over. Beautiful human beings. Even the hangar felt like sitting on a lanai. I've been to this Island 12 times at least and always wanted to... More 

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