Hawaii private hire

Looking for some info on converting to or from an Aussie Flight Crew License?
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Hawaii private hire

Postby James Hall » Fri Oct 12 2012, 01:20

Hi all,

Heading to Hawaii in a few weeks, looking to private hire. Has anyone had any experience or know any contacts?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby Heli-Ops » Fri Oct 12 2012, 02:50

What sort of helo. Have friends who own Mauna Loa which is primarily R22 and R44 and also Pacific Helicopters on Maui and Tom has 500D, 206L, Huey etc.

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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby James Hall » Fri Oct 12 2012, 03:35

Heli-Ops wrote:What sort of helo. Have friends who own Mauna Loa which is primarily R22 and R44 and also Pacific Helicopters on Maui and Tom has 500D, 206L, Huey etc.

Ned


Thanks Ned.

Have spoken with Mauna Loa, they were very helpful regarding license conversion information, but they don't allow for private hire. Going to be staying in Honolulu and on the North Shore. Have plenty of hours in R22, R44 and B206.

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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby bladepitch » Fri Oct 12 2012, 06:01

Hally, Rock it in the 500 magnum pi style while your there...
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby Heli-Ops » Fri Oct 12 2012, 06:56

Bladepitch,

If he goes up to the North Shore while he is there he can do just that, although Cal has a 500E there and its not in the Magnum paint scheme :)
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby CYHeli » Fri Oct 12 2012, 07:55

So aviation really does take you places!
Enjoy the trip.
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby reddogsifly » Fri Oct 12 2012, 08:54

just on the magnum pi 500, didn't it fall outa the sky with electrical faults?
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby James Hall » Fri Oct 12 2012, 09:31

bladepitch wrote:Hally, Rock it in the 500 magnum pi style while your there...


Yeah, wanna do that for sure...better start working on the mo
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby NotEnoughBlades » Fri Oct 12 2012, 12:49

http://magnum-mania.com/Articles/The_Chopper.html for those interested. Lots of other Magnum fan info too.

"nerd alert".... I visited the pier that TC operated from, and swam in the tidal pool at Robyn's Estate last time I was in Hawaii.


Heli-Ops, how do I get in touch with Cal?
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby Heli-Ops » Fri Oct 12 2012, 19:31

http://paradisecopters.com/oahu.php

Its a great drive from Honolulu up to the North Shore. Go up the H1 through the middle past Wheeler Army Airfield and you can look across and see the pass that the Japanese planes came through to attack Pearl Harbour. Then after you turn right at the shoreline its another nice drive to the hotel complex where Cal has his machine based. Josh flies it and is a great guy.

After you do your flight continue around the coast from there and come back down past Kaneohe Bay which is where there are lots of USMC helos. Then back thru the Pali Pass and you are back in Honolulu :)

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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby airportmotel » Sat Oct 13 2012, 00:01

James,

Get a licence validation from the FAA , then get one of Mauna Loa safety pilots to go with you and rent there R44........

Failing that you have a choice of heli operators doing the tours of the islands.....I used Blue Hawaiian helicopters they will do a private tour for you in there EC130 or you can go magnum pi style with Paradise helicopters at the golf resort which is about 1 and bit hours drive from honolulu, but book in advance for this...they get booked up pretty much 5 days in advance in the holiday season (yanks Holiday season) there bookings come from the resort.

There is a B206 news chopper which does tours as well....and a AS350 which is based next door to blue hawaiian helicopters.........
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby J » Sat Oct 13 2012, 08:08

Any members in Hawaii flying now?
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Re: Hawaii private hire

Postby Heli-Ops » Sat Oct 13 2012, 20:00

Not me personally but got bunch of good friends who own the following companies. Let me know what you need and can put you in touch with them if needed.

Dave & Patti - Blue Hawaiian
Casey - GM of Jack Harter Helicopters
Tom Hauptman - Pacific Helicopters
Ben - Mauna Loa
Cal Dorn - Paradise Helicopters

Cheers

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