Paradise Helicopters

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

25-Sep-2019Source: Paradise Helicopters

Paradise Helicopters, the leading Hawai‘i-based helicopter tour company, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded longtime Paradise pilot and Pahoa resident Robert Blair with the Master Pilot Award. The award was presented on Wednesday by Airman Scott Allen, FAA safety team program manager at the Honolulu Flight Safety District... Read more

Paradise Helicopters visits Kopter’s SH09 flight test base in Pozzallo

Paradise Helicopters visits Kopter’s SH09 flight test base in Pozzallo

1-Aug-2019Source: Kopter

Kopter Group announced the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement with Paradise Helicopters for the purchase of four single-engine SH09 at Heli-Expo in 2018. Paradise Helicopters is one of the most trusted and recognized tour operators in Hawaii thanks to its 20+ years of experience. Calvin Dorn saw SH09 prototype #3 (P3) performing flight tests... Read more

21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

21-Feb-2019

The Fire Department said the crash was a result of engine failure.  FAA report 2 POB with no injuries, while the operator said the unnamed pilot was hospitalized “for further evaluation as a precautionary measure.”  Operator said  in a statement “hard landing … while arriving for a utility flight”... Read more

Paradise Helicopters earns safety accreditation

Paradise Helicopters earns safety accreditation

21-Nov-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Paradise Helicopters has recently received the Helicopter Association International’s accreditation for Corporate and VIP Transport. This includes the well known Accreditation Program of Safety, which ensures a boost in safety culture within the business. Paradise has also added a Bell 430 helicopter to their fleet, which boasts enhanced safety features, reports Big Island Now.... Read more

Kopter signs with Paradise Helicopters

Kopter signs with Paradise Helicopters

4-Mar-2018Source: Kopter

Kopter Group AG announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement with Paradise Helicopters for the purchase of four (4) SH09 helicopters to be delivered after the helicopter is awarded FAA certification expected around end of 2019. This signature took place at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas between the Chief Executive Officer of Kopter, Andreas... Read more

Paradise Helicopters under threat from neighbours

Paradise Helicopters under threat from neighbours

27-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The community group, Hawaii Island Coalition Malama Pono (HICoP) have sent in a contested case hearing about the approval of a parking permit for Paradise Helicopters at Hilo International Airport. Paradise Helicopters has had to request a parking permit due to the airport wanting to construct an access road through one of Paradise’s parking spots... Read more

Paradise Helicopters signs Customer Advantage Plan for three Bell 407s

Paradise Helicopters signs Customer Advantage Plan for three Bell 407s

16-Aug-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bell have announced that Hawaiian tour company Paradise Helicopters has signed its fleet of three Bell 407s for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). Paradise is the first helicopter tour company to enroll in this new service solution. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans offer a fixed-price-per-flight-hour that provides predictable maintenance costs, priority access to parts and... Read more

Paradise Helicopters adds new Maui destination and HAI-APS accreditation

Paradise Helicopters adds new Maui destination and HAI-APS accreditation

20-Jul-2016Source: Paradise

Paradise is the first helicopter company to provide air tours, charters and inter-island transits to the Ko Olina area, home of the Four Seasons Resort Oahu and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, via the Kalaeloa Airport, a short shuttle ride away. The 90-minute tour, which is the only flight to take guests on a... Read more

25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

25-Jul-2013

Autorotation, and rolled over onto its side on landing, 700 feet short of landing pad.  One news report suggests Texas family on board suggested it ran out of fuel... Read more

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit

Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit

30-Jul-2012Source: Big Island News

A helicopter tour company is continuing with the environmental approval process in order to land in the Royal Gardens subdivision – or what’s left of it – when conducting lava tours. (see full story)... Read more

HAI Attends AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

HAI Attends AAAE Aviation Issues Conference

13-Jan-2012Source: HAI

From Jan. 8-12, at the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Aviation Issues Conference in Kona, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, HAI Vice President of Government Affairs Ann Carroll met with Hawaii air tour operators to discuss air tour issues in the Hawaiian islands and to brief industry on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. The... Read more

“Hawaii Five-0″ contracts Aerial Filmworks for new Cineflex HD aerial sequences

“Hawaii Five-0″ contracts Aerial Filmworks for new Cineflex HD aerial sequences

31-Jan-2011Source: Aerial Filmworks

The hit show “Hawaii Five-0” contracted Aerial Filmworks to provide the Cineflex V14HD and camera operators for the latest aerial scenes. The crew filmed on the Big Island, Maui and Oahu. “The Cineflex allowed us to quickly film a number of sequences at a wide variety of locations,” states Mark Gerasimenko, one of Hawaii Five-O’s... Read more

HAI president discusses issues and concerns with Hawaiian operators

HAI president discusses issues and concerns with Hawaiian operators

27-Jan-2011Source: HAI

The tour operators Paradise Helicopters and Sunshine Helicopters discussed initiatives to support and enhance the air tour business with HAI President Matt Zuccaro during his recent visit to Hawaii. Zuccaro met with Cal Dorn of Paradise and Sunshine’s Paul Morris to discuss a number of HAI initiatives to support air tours, including its ongoing discussions... Read more

AFS barrier filters improve Paradise Helicopters

AFS barrier filters improve Paradise Helicopters

8-Sep-2010Source: AFS

Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, makes Paradise Helicopters, a leading provider of island tours, excursion flights, interisland travel and charter services in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, more efficient with Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF). “We installed our first Donaldson... Read more

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