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Kona Coast by Air

73-200 Kupipi St, Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2645
+1 808-646-0231
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Most thrilling day!

Aside from my wedding day, this was the most thrilling day of my life. That said, I felt perfectly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
caribski2018
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Waimea, Hawaii
via mobile
Is there a higher rating than 5? If so then this is IT!

Do not miss this!! so many things to see while also having a private tour guide it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lawmomx4
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texas
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Take advantage of the opportunity to see the stunning blue and turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean from a bird's-eye view. Enjoy the hands-on, interactive, introductory lesson in one of the safest aircrafts flying today. You'll fly with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) learning the basics of piloting a Weight Shift Control (WSC) trike.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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73-200 Kupipi St, Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2645
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aside from my wedding day, this was the most thrilling day of my life. That said, I felt perfectly safe with Brandon, who is an excellent pilot and instructor. His safety checks are thorough. This far outpaces any vacation activity I've ever done. It is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this!! so many things to see while also having a private tour guide it was informative, educational and exciting Brandon did an amazing job with me and my grandson who is 13. he says it’s one of the coolest things he has...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 12 year old did this as one of his first activities in Hawaii and it was great! Since then he's swam with turtles, flew a helicopter over the volcano erupting, ziplines, parasailing, and snorkeling just about everywhere... When asked what his favorite thing was...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This was a beautiful end to my trip! Brandon was friendly and engaging as he talked about the dynamics of flight whilst pointing out landmarks and things to do around Kona. Ride felt completing safe, and we got quite a few thrills out of it....More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Wow! So glad we got to see Kona by air with Brandon. He was such a pro. This took our visit to Hawaii to the next level. A must-do. Ono!!!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is probably one of the most exhilarating and yet less popular adventure sports you will come across. Not many people have heard about this sport which makes it all the more special as you are always looking towards new experiences when on vacation. My...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I just learned about trikes pretty recently so when I saw there was the opportunity to fly one in Hawaii I immediately booked a lesson. It is so cool! Brandon is the instructor and pilot and an all around great guy. He explains things thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Always wanted to fly in an ultralight. Brandon's introductory course and flight over Kona was fantastic. We learned the basics of weight control flying, air foil physics, pre flight checks, etc, etc. I got to handle the controls for a bit in the air. The...More

Thank Trent B
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Brandon B, Owner at Kona Coast by Air, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Aloha Trent! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience by leaving a review. It was a pleasure meeting you and Suzanne. Mahalo!! 🤙🏼

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I cannot say enough positives about our experience with Brandon and Kona Coast by Air. My two kids and myself went for the hour discovery experience/flight training and we all came back hooked on flying the trike. We were able to see the Kona Coast...More

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Brandon B, Owner at Kona Coast by Air, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. You have a great family, and each of you are naturals at piloting a trike! It was truly my pleasure. Mahalo and aloha! 🤙🏼

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

My wife and I flew with Brandon just before Christmas. It was a terrific experience that's really a mix of everything - low key flight instruction, incredible sight seeing, and a few thrills along the way. The photos and videos are even more incredible than...More

Thank Ryan W
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Brandon B, Owner at Kona Coast by Air, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words and taking the time to share your experience. I’m lucky that this activity seems to attract the best sort of people. It was a pleasure working with you two! Mahalo and aloha! 🤙🏼

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