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Advanced Recreation of Hawaii Light Sport Aircraft Flight

Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-775-9393
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Ranked #12 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It's a must do on the bucket list! There is nothing like it! Jeff is a great teacher. He makes you feel confident in flying.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Was not too sure what to expect and have little flying experience. What a shock! It was exactly what I was hoping for. It is not a tour or but a true lesson. Spent 2 hours in total from getting aquainted with the aircraft, prechecks, radio telephonie and all the rest. It is truly instructional and I flew it from... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

First, a disclosure: I already have a pilot's license, but not in one of these things. It was a HOOT!! You are 'out there'; the instructor/owner has the mandatory 'air of confidence' (no pun intended); you are taught to fly as though you are seeking a license and nothing is missed, but we saw whales and stuff that folks on... More

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Drayton Valley, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

How do you describe one of the most incredible eye-openining experiences of your life? Hmmmmm... I had read the reviews for ARHLSAF prior to our recent trip to Kona and have always dreamt of obtaining my Recreation License - what a perfect fit!! If there's one thing to note is that the owner/instructor Jeff is not keen on operating a... More

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Renton, Washington
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is my husband seated and Jeffery, who is The Instructor. Jeffery is a strong, intelligent, brave, caring man who TEACHES others to fly these light Sport Aircraft. This is not a tourist attraction for a joy ride! My husband wants to learn to fly and eventually purchase one. Me? I felt like, ..."do you have a death wish"? First,... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

So I usually don't find myself writing reviews about my experiences, but I was so excited about this before and after I just had to write something. Jeff is absolutely fantastic! He teaches to all levels and was an amazing instructor for the first timer like myself. I loved being taught how to maneuver the vehicle both on the ground... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

The instructor is extremely nice, knowledgable and helpful. The aircraft he flies are very nice and well maintained. The sights are amazing. You can fly wherever you like and wherever you go you will see something beautiful.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My hubby and I live here on the island and instead of going somewhere for his birthday, I decided we would have a birthday adventure week at home! I looked on TripAdvisor for some new ideas and saw Jeff's site listed here. We've seen him in the air often and my husband had said he'd like to try it sometime,... More

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Olympia, Washington, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable time and a great way to see Kona! Jeff is great, very much about getting you to understand how the aircraft works and how to fly it. If you are expecting a ride, don't...you are the pilot for most of the flight. The views are amazing, and the experience is one we will fondly remember... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Fun experience for the not-faint-of-heart! Go when the whales are in the Kona waters.

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