I was stationed on Oahu for 3.5 years and thought I knew the island pretty well as I’ve hiked all over. However, after this flight I realized there was so much I missed out on!
For anyone looking for the next experience for a private flight that won’t break the back, don’t look any further. I extensively researched the other companies on Oahu, and was a little worried about flying in the R44, which is small. However, those concerns quickly went away as it actually works in your favor! The pilot was amazing, and being a small helicopter, my wife and I were guaranteed window seats, where as other companies that may not be the case and you could possibly end up flying with other people. With Mauna Loa you’re guaranteed a private flight that doesn’t break the bank!
For anyone visiting the Hawaiian islands, I can’t recommend Mauna Loa enough. Our pilot was amazing, and the view were mind blowing. You can stop searching around if you’re on the fence about companies - just book Mauna Loa now! Also get those doors off - that enhances the experience even more!