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|Air Tours - Airplane Tours on Maui|
|Hawaii Expedition & Adventures - Twin Engine Aircraft|
|Proflyght Hawaii Paragliding - Tandem Paragliding|
|Volcano Air - Fixed-Wing Aircraft|
|Best Helicopter Tours and Rides in Maui|
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Maui Air Tours - Hawaii Volcano Tour
Maui Air Tours can over-fly Maui but can also fly to the island of Hawaii for a Hawaii Volcano Tour or to Molokai for a visit to the famous Father Damien's Leper Colony.
Maui and the nearby islands of Hawaii and Molokai are beautiful from the air and a flight on an airplane is often the most cost effective way to see them!
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|Can I take a plane from Maui to see the Volcano?|
|Do Maui Helicopter Tours Go to the Big Island Volcanoes?|
|Air Tour or Ferry When Touring Molokai?|
Where do the tour airplanes fly on Maui?
Fixed-wing aircraft fly to the Big Island from Maui to take a Hawaii Volcano Tour.
There are also airplane flights that will take you from Maui to Father Damien's Leper Colony where you are given a land tour of the Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai.
There are airplane flights that give flight-seeing tours of the island of Maui.
Tom's Tips - Maui Air Tours
If you're looking for the very best value in an air tour you might consider a fixed-wing aircraft.
If you are staying on Maui and want to see the volcanoes on the Big Island from the air and then fly right back to Maui, a Hawaii volcano tour by air is your only choice.
If you are staying on Maui and would like to visit Father Damien's Leper Colony on Molokai with a four hour land tour and return the same day, an airplane tour is your only choice.
Hawaii Expedition and Adventures offers a scenic air tour and informative ground tour of the original Leper Colony. They are devoted to bringing people who are truly interested in knowing about the history of Kalaupapa and the legacy of the work that Father Damien left behind. Tour is conducted in one of the old school buses escorted and narrated by one of the residents of Kalaupapa. To visit Kalaupapa and Kalawao today is truly a unique experience.
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Proflyght Hawaii Paragliding's tandem instructors offer you the experience of soaring over the slopes of Haleakala. No prior experience is necessary! After a brief course on the basics, you will gear up and then take a few strides and fly away with your instructor. When you are ready you can take the controls and learn to maneuver about the sky, Para-gliders are the slowest flying aircraft in the world, allowing easy lift off grassy, shallow slopes with ease.
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Volcano Air is the company to choose if you're interested in seeing the incredible volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii from the air in a plane that departs from Maui. Since 1993, Volcano Air has been flying daily air tours over one of the most dramatic and active geologic events on the planet. These flights are very much in demand and often book days in advance. There are departures available from both the Kahului and Kapalua airports offering direct roundtrip service over the volcano and then back to Maui. The low stall speed of this aircraft allows them to travel very slowly over the volcano and do figure eights so people sitting on both sides of the cabin get a view. Sunset trips are also available.
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View isolated valleys, hidden waterfalls, secluded ridges, triple-canopy rainforests, and mountain summits. Some areas are so dense and rugged they are impossible to traverse on foot. Some species of animal and plant life are so isolated in their Maui habitat they exist only in their own little valley and nowhere else in the world. Maui's most popular helicopter tours are probably the 45 minute trips the include a visit to both the crater of Haleakala and Hana but some of the most comprehensive helicopter tours include the full island of Maui and those that fly over Maui's West Maui Mountains and then over Molokai's fantastic northern coastline and Father Damien's leper colony.
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Air Tours (Fixed-Wing) on Maui - When people think of "Air Tours" in Hawaii they generally think of helicopters, and rightly so, because the vast majority of sightseeing flights we have here are on helicopters. That being said however, I think that flights on fixed-wing aircraft are often very under-rated regarding both performance and value. It is certainly true that helicopters have the capability to "hover", which is not in the arsenal of capabilities available to fixed-wing aircraft. This may be a limiting factor, but it may not be as significant a characteristic as you might first imagine. I have flown on a significant number of fixed-wing air tours, as well as helicopters, and on both it certainly could be said that you end up getting the "lay of the land". The fixed-wing aircraft generally fly a bit higher than their hovering counterparts but your overall impression on either upon your return is that you've had a great view of the islands below. In fact I have taken quite a number of photos of island features from both types of aircraft and of many it can be said that it is literally impossible to determine the origin of the snapshot taken. Occasionally I can even suggest that the quality of the tour I have taken was even higher on the fixed wing than on certain helicopter flights. One in particular was on a flight that only took myself and my significant other on a private tour on which we were even allowed to suggest certain areas of the island that we wanted to see in greater detail and were obliged by the pilot. One other important piece of "fixed-wing" flights versus helicopter flights discussion is that the "fixed-wing" option is often considerably less expensive. All this being stated however, I think that if I had to make a choice of flying one or the other and money was not an object, I probably would choose the helicopter because there are certain places you simply cannot get into to view on a plane that you can on a helicopter. Viewing the islands from a plane, however, is not exactly the "weak sister" option to its helicopter cousin and certainly should be considered as a viable option, especially when price may be a concern.