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Sunshine Helicopters offers a full selection of different helicopter adventures touring the island of Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii and the island of Kauai. The company's founder and operator is Ross Scott and he began flying helicopters as a gunship pilot in Viet Nam. After the war he worked for an aviation company in Alaska where he managed fifty airplanes and thirty helicopters. His experience there led him eventually to Maui where he opened up his own company, Sunshine Helicopters. Sunshine has been operational for years and on Maui offers tours to Haleakala, Hana, West Maui and to the nearby island of Molokai. His aircraft are primarily FX-Star helicopters but a good number of them are the advanced model of the FX-Star which Sunshine refers to as Whisper-Stars because of the quite nature of the engines. .......On Kauai Sunshine operates from, arguably, the very best location on the island. There is no doubt that the highest point of interest of all the possible sites to be seen on all of Kauai is the Na Pali Coast. This is the part of the island all helicopter tours gravitate to as the most special part of each tour. The great thing about the Sunshine Helicopters location is that it is located in Princeville just a stones through away from the Na Pali Coastline. This means that almost as soon as you are in the air you are already at your ultimate destination. ......Not to be out-done by his other spectacular locations the Big Island of Hawaii presents an opportunity for spectacular viewing of the live volcano from the departure point in Waikoloa which is within a 45 minute drive from where 90% of the visitors vacationing on the Big Island will be staying. Of all the helicopter companies in Hawaii, Sunshine alone offers 'first class' seating which entitles purchasers the right to sit in the two seats in the very front of the aircraft.
This excursion offers generous views of Haleakala's magnificent crater, weather permitting. You'll also travel through Maui's most remote areas with views of Hana, the Pools of 'Ohe'o, fabulous coastline waterfalls and world famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach.
Enjoy a 55 to 60 minute tour with live pilot narration. This adventure will take you through remote valleys, cascading waterfalls, spectacular sea cliffs and numerous backdrops that you may recognize from the many films produced on Kaua'i.
Based upon reputation in the industry, Sunshine Helicopters has certainly earned the respect of all helicopter tour companies in the State. The owner and founder of Sunshine Helicopters is Ross Scott who became familiar with helicopter aviation in his years as a gunship helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War.
The widely respected helicopter company, Sunshine Helicopters offers flights on the islands of Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. The roots of Sunshine Helicopters hearken back to the Vietnam War, where its founder and owner, Ross Scott was the pilot of a helicopter gunship.
One of the most well known and respected helicopter tour companies in Hawaii is Sunshine Helicopters. Ross Scott is the company's founder and owner and his days in the helicopter business have their roots in the Vietnam War where Ross was a helicopter gunship pilot.