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About Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours


a private helicopter tour of HAWAII like no other

Mauna Loa Helicopters has been offering private sightseeing tours over Kauai since 2006, and we recently expanded to offer tour operations from our island bases on Oahu and the Big Island. Along with our impeccable safety record, we take pride in making each tour a spectacular, personalized experience. We exclusively use the incredibly reliable and energy-efficient Robinson helicopters. We fly under IE: FAA Part 136.

our pilots

Mauna Loa Helicopters started out as a flight training school and has been training professional helicopter pilots for 22 years. As a result, all of our pilots are highly trained and have years of experience flying over Hawaii’s varied terrain and navigating its uniquely diverse weather conditions. They are also Certified Flight Instructors, especially skilled and current in safety operations. Because of this blend of skills, they are a great source of information about not only local landmarks, but also the operation of helicopters and the unique aspects of life in Hawai’i. During your flight, each pilot provides a personal narration accompanied by an individually selected soundtrack

our office

Need more information or interested in scheduling a tour? Our aloha spirited staff is happy to assist you. You can reach all islands from 8:00am to 4:00pm Hawaii Standard Time. We can also be reached via email at

learn to fly with us

If you are interested in learning more about Mauna Loa Helicopters Training Schools, please visit our sister website at

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Kalei Gregory, Director of Operations, was born and raised in Hawaiʻi. After the Navy, he started flight training and instruction at Mauna Loa Helicopters. Kaleiʻs first turbine job was at Paradise Helicopters where he flew tours, exclusive charters, longline, and filming. He was also an instructor and check airman, as well as the Chief Pilot and Director of Operations. He currently flies for Hawaiʻi County Fire Department where he flies EMS, search and rescue, and fire suppression.