So about a month ago in our annual MauiTime Summer Guide, we said that Jurassic Helicopters was operating tours of Molokai and Haleakala from its home on the rooftop of the Hyatt Resort in Kaanapali. It was at least somewhat disconcerting to see helicopters four or so times a day flying low over water, then land on the Hyatt's southern-most rooftop heliport. But this … [Read more...] about Jurassic Helicopters stops tour flights from Kaanapali Hyatt rooftop
Maui helicopter tours
There are so many ways to enjoy your summer days on Maui. Yes, the island will be slammed with visitors, but the days are also long enough for all of us to take a moment to enjoy what Maui has to offer. Here’s a selection of tours by land, air and sea that you can take on your own, with friends, or recommend to others looking for ways to spend their days this … [Read more...] about The Best Activities on Maui -Walking Tours, Tasting Tours, Sunset Sails and Helicopter Tours- MauiTime Summer Guide
Maverick Helicopters opened its Maui operations last month and celebrated its new location with a Lei Day soiree. The event kicked off with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance led by local Boy Scouts and a Hawaiian blessing of the building and helicopters. The new Maui operation is the company’s fifth permanent location and first venture outside the … [Read more...] about Maverick Helicopters celebrates new Maui operations
Eh brah, what’s that noise? A Humvee in the sky! Apocalypse Wow! I’m guessing you must be feeling really important. When I saw your black Huey at the movie shoot for Point Break 2 last winter, I thought it was an obnoxious but cool movie prop. Now eight months later, you’re frequently flying that loud piece of junk over quiet Upcountry, sometimes as early as 6:30am! I would … [Read more...] about Eh, Annoying Helicopter Pilot!
Barely a week before two sightseeing helicopters crashed just four days apart on Kauai, killing five and injuring three, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) criticized the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for not properly conducting safety checks of tour companies. In Maui County alone, NTSB reports show 16 sightseeing helicopter crashes since 1985. While … [Read more...] about When Helicopters Crash