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Maui Flight Academy

Kahului, HI, USA
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About Maui Flight Academy
We rank Top 1% Worldwide! You’ll be piloting in ultimate comfort and safety. Guided by your Certified Flight Instructor, you’ll take the controls of a technologically advanced air conditioned (known as the plane with the parachute system built in for the ultimate in safety) used by the Air Force and major airlines to train their pilots. With options to fly to Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island Volcano there is plenty to choose from. On this introductory flight, you will appreciate the ease of flying as your breath is taken away by the beauty that surrounds you. Chief Flight Instructor Laurence Balter has over 34 years experience and over 11,000 landings instructed. He is recognized globally in the pilot community with his YouTube channel and is a frequent guest speaker at FAA safety conferences around the nation. Book early as we tend to sell out !
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Bonnie Davis wrote a review Dec 2020
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A heartfelt thank you to Laurence and Regina. This is a First Class Adventure for those who look for a gracious knowledgeable guide who gives his guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly his immaculate, well maintained, and very photogenic Cirrus SR 22. Our ride was the FAB 4. A view from blue skies above the Hawaiian Islands rich in beauty of volcanoes, wooded terrain, ridges of lava formation and mesmerizing water falls. An intoxicating moment to fly through space and time while listening to a retired astronaut present the history of the islands and Hawaii’s place in NASA and the Armed Services training. Lunch with the best poke in town. Delicious that we had to tell ourselves to stop comparing it to others that followed. Just not fair ! After lunch a quick stop at Rainbow Falls with the best driver and Laurence. The genuine conversation about the island, its history and the Rainbow Falls left us with lasting memories of Aloha. Pictures were taken by Laurence who is also an avid photographer to celebrate our trip and to honor our 35 years of marriage. Thank you so very much for the gift of flying. I look forward to returning to Maui Flight Academy’s Fab 4 and the opportunity to stand next to my husband with my pilot’s license too ! Mahalo Gary and Bonnie Davis
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Date of experience: December 2020
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JHS wrote a review Dec 2020
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For any visiting pilot, I would highly recommend Maui Flight Academy to safely organize your flight around the islands. Laurence was extremely patient, calm, and thorough in his explanation of how the flight would go but also gave plenty of control to me as the visiting pilot to actually fly the airplane and handle whatever level I was comfortable with (T/O landings, radio work, etc.). Very clean and well maintained airplane, best way to see the islands and things you could never see from driving around.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Joshua A wrote a review Oct 2020
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Amazing flight around Molokai. The airplane is immaculate, and I really enjoyed learning about the geography and we flew over. Thanks, Laurence!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Max R wrote a review Oct 2020
Vero Beach, Florida4 contributions
Had an amazing visit to Maui Flight Academy. The chief instructor Lawrence brought me up and gave me a terrific tour and flight lesson around the Big Island. I would recommend doing the volcano tour as you see a lot of geographic diversity and get some amazing Poke on the big island. Thanks again Maui Flight Academy hands down the best part of my visit!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jon G wrote a review Sep 2020
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This was my first time flying and it was absolutely amazing. My flight instructor Laurence was excellent, very professional and made me feel relaxed and comfortable.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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