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My fiance and I are looking to take a trip to Hawaii for our honeymoon this winter. I was wondering if there are any flight schools/private owners who has an R22 that they would rent to a 1700 hour Robinson pilot for the day.

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My fiance and I are looking to take a trip to Hawaii for our honeymoon this winter. I was wondering if there are any flight schools/private owners who has an R22 that they would rent to a 1700 hour Robinson pilot for the day.

 

Call the guys at Lihue Airport on Kauai. They have an R44 and an R22. If you cant find them let me know, I have one of the pilots cards...somewhere!

 

Not sure which island you were going to be on...

 

Goldy

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Call the guys at Lihue Airport on Kauai. They have an R44 and an R22. If you cant find them let me know, I have one of the pilots cards...somewhere!

 

Not sure which island you were going to be on...

 

Goldy

 

I saw a bunch of helicopter operations a Lihue on Google, but none with an R22. I tried Mauna Loa, but they don't rent out helicopters without flight instructors onboard. When you get a chance, can you give me the name of the place you have in mind?

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It was Mauna Loa, I talked with Ben, the owner. However when I went I rented the R44 and I asked for one of their pilots to come along so I knew where all the sights were! As it turned out, I was glad I did, they have their own "routes" around the island and they dont use 123.02 like I'm used to. The CFI was great and I flew around for about an hour, which lets you see the entire island.

 

It may not be the R22 flight you were thinking of, but its a great option. Expect winds at 20knots+ all day, and expect to fly thru at least 3 rain showers in your hour flight. The canyons get a bit turbulent but nothing you can't handle. I think I slowed to 90knots once or twice.

 

Waimea Canyon is pretty cool by helicopter, I flew right into the dead end portion of the canyon and did a climbing 180 using the rising air off the steep face.....geez, now I want to go do it again.

 

I would talk to Ben directly before you go, but I encourage you to take a long a local pilot...they know where all the sights are, all the cool little canyons, flying inside the old volcano is a trip.

 

Have fun,

 

Goldy

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