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Address: Hana Airport, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-248-7070

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Alan's Wonderful Flying Experience

Last Thursday I flew with Hans in his power glider. We took off over the ocean and he gave me the best tour ever of Hana and the Haleakala crater. His knowledge of the area and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sugar Hill, Georgia
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last Thursday I flew with Hans in his power glider. We took off over the ocean and he gave me the best tour ever of Hana and the Haleakala crater. His knowledge of the area and his expertise as a pilot gave a wonderful flight as well as a fantastic tour of the area. Thank you for the highlight of... More 

Thank Celia_Duncan
Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a great visit to the Hana Hotel and one of the many activities was glider ride over the Island. An incredible view that I would recommend for everyone. Getting a good overview of the natural beauty of the island is something that all visitors should do to really appreciate where they are. Great flight. Thanks Hans. Jim

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

My friends and I took the gliding trip with Hans - it was awesome! I wish we had done it earlier in our vacation so we would know where all the secret beaches are!

1 Thank Nick D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Jan, the owner, is just the nicest guy imaginable. Husband and I took two back to back half hour flights (only one passenger at a time will fit) and it was an incredible experience. I was a little nervous about flying in a glider but Jan clearly knows what he's doing and immediately put me at ease. Seeing Hana and... More 

1 Thank SARA942
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

Flying in a glider has been on my wishlist for my whole life. Flying over a volcano crater in a glider, was never in my dreams. Holy cow, this is one of the greatest experiences, ever. You have to do it. Hans is perfect and he's been flying gliders since he was 14....ummm, he's not 14 anymore! He's retired. I... More 

Thank YouShouldGoHere
Conway, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

Spent a wonderful 1 hour plus with Hans soaring high over Maui. It was a picture perfect day for the flight. Hans has a motorized glider which allows him to fly under power to his target altitude (11,000 feet for entrance into Haleakala crater) and then turn the engine off and just glide back to the Hana airport. We flew... More 

1 Thank MauiTyee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had an excellent time flying in the glider with Hans. He is a great pilot with always something interesting to say. The views were amazing as we saw the beauty of little Hana town, with all its trees and farms, then waterfalls, gorges, and coastline as we gained elevation. At 11,000ft, we flew over Haleakala Crater, a site to... More 

Thank Farley A
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

First of all, Hans is awesome. He is so knowledgable, funny, and a very experienced pilot. He's been flying since he was 14 so I felt very safe. I paid for a 30 minute glider tour but ended up saying up there for nearly an hour flying up and over some clouds. It is a breathtaking experience being able to... More 

Thank Jessica R
Floyd, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

I am a very nervous flier and Hans agreed to take me up and then right back down at no charge if I wasn't comfortable and if I liked it he would take me on 30 min trip. He made me feel very comfortable and explained things along the way. I got to see the Waimoku Falls from above (which... More 

Thank TBurnette
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wow---this was an experience of a lifetime! Hans takes you up in his motor-glider (a single engine plane with glider wings)! He's a marvelous pilot; calm and experienced. I took the 1+ hour ride over Haleakala Crater ($300 and I gave a great tip as was sooo worth it!). We climbed over waterfalls, surf, and the Seven Sacred Pools. Once... More 

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