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TropicBird Flight Service

Kona Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-895-4753
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A must do for every pilot

Travelling with the kids to Hawaii, I was trying to rent a Cessna with a safety pilot to fly over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Switzerland
I flew a plane, amazing!

Eric took me and my 14yo up for an hour long class. Eric ran all the key controls and did the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
San Francisco, CA
via mobile
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Kona Airport, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
This attraction is at Keahole Airport
+1 808-895-4753

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling with the kids to Hawaii, I was trying to rent a Cessna with a safety pilot to fly over the Big Island of Hawaii. Surfing on the web, I found Tropicbird wich offers a "Island Adventure Flying Course". This course is awesom and so...More

Thank Maccisco
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Eric took me and my 14yo up for an hour long class. Eric ran all the key controls and did the landing but I took off and steered the plane throughout the flight until the landing. What an amazing feeling. My daughter sat in the...More

Thank SFDadof2DD
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recomended !!! Great for flights in Big Island :) the best ! Thank you Mike and all your team, hope to be back soon !

Thank Ines G
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I went to the big Island intending to rent an airplane to go sightseeing. Unfortunately I found out that there is virtually no one that will rent Mainland pilots airplanes no matter what their skill level. What I did find was Tropicbird flight service. They...More

1  Thank barthman
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Mike took us for our first flying lesson and it was a blast. Mike not only teach how to fly with patience but also tell interesting stories about big island. The waterfall looks amazing, I don't think there is a better option for viewing the...More

Thank Tony0821
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend - it is an excellent school - the best in Hawaii :-) Mike - thank you very much for the wonderful lessons and breathtaking views! I'd want to come back here asap:)

Thank Ines G
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I went flying with Mike Lauro, classy guy with Integrity, went flew up and down the coast and had a blast, weather was to thick to fly coast to Volcanos and waterfalls, but trust me what we seen was great and his island pilot briefing...More

1  Thank rduenas
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I flew with Tropicbird in December 2013 (the date selector here does not go back that far) and have been reliving the experience one year later with the photos and video taken during the flight. I am a private pilot license holder and wanted to...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I flew with Mike Lauro in late September 2014, and really loved the experience. We did the "Intro to Island Flying" course. As a fairly new Private Pilot with 150 hours total time, the vast majority of it in Cessna 172s, I was really excited...More

Thank Pat N
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We hooked up with CFI Terry Way from Tropic Bird Flight Service on 9/24/14 to take a big Island tour with my wife in the C-172M they have on the line. Terry was one of the best tour guides and CFI's I have ever flown...More

Thank Dave G
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