We have taken helicopter tours of the four big Hawaiian Islands but thought it would be fun to try a small plane this time. My husband is a private pilot so we contracted Tropic Bird to offer plane + instructor. We met with Terry who was awesome to fly with. He was very passionate about flying and the Big Island. I was worried I might be a big bored by the 2h30m flight but omg, so wrong.
This *IS* the best way to see the island. It was a little big cheaper than the helicopter plus we were able to control the flight plan more. Ie, see more of the volcano and whatever else we wanted. I wasn't bored for a second. I also felt very safe with Terry on board.
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