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Address: Hana Airport, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-248-7070
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Great views; good conversation

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nick D
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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WALTHAM
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank SARA942
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank YouShouldGoHere
Conway, Washington
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank MauiTyee
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Farley A
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jessica R
Floyd, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank TBurnette
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank DeniseGuerin
Claremont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Hans was a great guide, pointing out all the beautiful things for me to see below us. He flew me low to the ground so I can see all of Hana's beauty up close and then we flew higher to gain altitude for the glide. He let me stick my hand out of the vent hole and feel the clouds... More 

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Thank paulagdos
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Hans is the perfect your guide. Affable, generous with his time and professional. An ideal way start to our time in Hana. Got to see the lay of the land- and it's gorgeous. Highly recommend!

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