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“An Amazing Experience”
Review of Paradise Air

Paradise Air
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Imagine flying with the birds in your own open cockpit aircraft. With an instructor along, you can take the controls and soar white sandy beaches, blue waters, pineapple fields and majestic mountains. Our state-of-the-art fleet of two new powered hang gliders are the best ways to see O'ahu's north shore, while learning a bit about flying at the same time. Each student leaves with a certificate showing instruction received that applies towards FAA Sport Pilot certificate.
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Hang glider + motorcycle = trike. So cool to be able to fly in a trike. The sides are open and exposed. Very trilling to be in control of the steering and to see the island from above. I saw many humpback whales, sea turtles, and a rainbow with no beginning or end. Rainbows look like a circle from the sky. Absolutely amazing and the owners were wonderful and knowledgable.

Thank Emily D
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"tom and denise"
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"flight lesson"
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"powered hang glider"
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"sunrise flight"
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"flight suit"
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"base jumping"
in 5 reviews
"helicopter tour"
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"north shore"
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"flying experience"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful sights"
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"scared of heights"
in 6 reviews
"feel like family"
in 6 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 28 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 20 reviews
"photo package"
in 8 reviews
"highly recommend this activity"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the money"
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Went with my two teenager kids. We had a great time and both of them would do it again next time we come to Honolulu.
Views are amazing and we saw whale spouts and a wonderful sunrise.
Believe me if my 2 kids love it even though I got them up 4:30AM to get up to the Northside by 6AM while on vacation and would go again then this is the trip to go on with your family!
Denise and Tom are great, friendly, professional, safety conscious, while making sure you have a great experience!
This will definitely be one of our lasting memories of Hawaii!

Thank Young C
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a MUST do for anyone visiting Oahu!!! Denise and Tom are so pleasant from beginning to end. They are professional, friendly, super experienced and make you feel at ease. The flight itself was unbelievable. smooth, beautiful ....gives you a completely different look at the island. we saw whales, surfers, cows, waterfalls, valleys, mountains etc. They even helped us plan out the rest of the day at the north shore!

The pictures are fan-freakin-tastick! i highly recommend them!!!

Thank Jinan M
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Basically the best experience I ever had for a number of reasons:

1-Super super friendly staff that are very knowledgeable.
2-Amazing experience of flying over 2000m above sea level while looking at the amazing scenery of the mountains and the beach.
3-Make sure to purchase the photos and videos of your trip.

Thank A_Muhareb
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you're looking for a unique and unusual experience on Oahu look up Tom & Denise at Paradise Air on the North shore! You can take a powered hang gliding lesson in a 2 seat powered hang glider (trike). You actually get to be in control! (if you choose) It is super safe yet thrilling at the same time. This is the most incredible experience you will ever have!!! Helicopter rides don't compare to steering the trike high above the cliffs of the north shore with the wind in your face and your legs dangling over the edge feeling as free as a bird. Tom and Denise are great instructors! We felt safe and secure the entire time as we flew over the ocean and saw whales, dolphins and turtles. We also flew over the fabulous landscape of the north shore of Oahu - Marvelous! We originally booked 2 introductory flight lessons; the 3rd member of our party was too scared to go - until she saw the happy, excited and satisfied looks on our faces when we landed. As soon as Denise and Tom got on the ground our friend wanted to know if she could get a lesson too. They graciously fit her into the schedule that day and she was amazed at her ability to conquer her fears so easily and quickly as she flew with flight instructor Denise. She wants to go again!!! All I can say is that if you don't try this powered hang gliding lesson you will be missing the adventure of a lifetime!

Thank Rita C
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