Q & A
Questions & Answers for Powered Hang Gliding Flights Over Honolulu, Hawaii. Ultralight Hand Gliding Oahu's North Shore. Powered Gliders
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
WHY DON’T YOU HIRE PILOTS 70 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER?
Our pilot (s) are 35 years of age or younger and are in excellent physical and mental shape with a plethora of diverse flying experience. The Federal Aviation Administration forces certain commercial aviation pilots to retire at the age of 65 for proven risk factors. Rest assured, you are in the very best of hands, aircraft, and equipment.
HOW DO WE ACQUIRE OUR PHOTOS/VIDEO OF OUR FLIGHT?
For a small extra fee you can purchase high definition photos and or the video of your entire flight. All media you receive shall come with a class 10 micro SD card, adapter, and plastic clear case with our logo sticker on top. One of our cameras will take a still shot of you every 30 seconds at 12 megapixels. Another camera records video of your entire flight from the time you take-off until after you land at 1080 p at 30 fps.
IS YOUR "MONSTER" EDITION TRIKE FEATURED ON THE COVER OF LIGHT-SPORT & ULTRALIGHT MAGAZINE?
Yes, besides earning the cover shot on our "tricked out trike" there's an eight page review on our "Monster" Edition aircraft. If you read the write-up, you'll have an idea of why our aircraft is considered the "Ferrari of flying motorcycles." You can also click here to watch a video that will help you understand how our Revo aircraft outclasses any other POWERED Hang Glider in the industry by safety, construction, comfort, design, and performance.
HOW WILL WE BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN THE SKY?
We use state-of-the-art helmets equipped with an integrated avionics system. You will be able to hear all transmissions over our two-way radio as well as be able to communicate with the pilot at all times. The helmets are noise canceling to background engine sound and extremely comfortable. The visors on the helmets have a special gradient tint so visibility in UV will be at an optimum.
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?
The experience is totally different from any other flying sensation. Some attest this is the closest feeling to flying like a bird because of the wing's unique flight characteristics. Pure hang gliding flight with the safety and comfort of an engine. Not to mention, you'll be soaring in style and comfort with the most state-of-the-art flying motorcycle in the Pacific up to 100+ miles an hour!
IS IT SAFE?
Powered hang gliders are considered to be one of the safest forms of flight. If the engine quits, the aircraft can glide down safely because it doesn't need a motor to land. The aircraft is also equipped with a rocket-propelled emergency parachute that allows the entire aircraft to safely reach the ground at a slow descent rate while deployed for unparalleled safety.
WHEN should WE FLY?
Flights typically start at sunrise and end around mid-morning. Flying early maximizes our time in smooth air and provides superb camera lighting for epic flights. We highly encourage you to plan us early in your trip since all of our flights are weather permitting. If you fly with us closer upon your arrival, waking up early won't be hard since your biological clock will still be on 'mainland' or International time. As a reminder, we only fly in the early mornings. Please call ahead of time to ensure best availability as reservations are required.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
You must give at least 48 hours notice in advance to Cancel or Reschedule your reservation guarantee without charge from your above check in time. If given less than 48 hours you will be charged the full amount of all your reserved flights. Time late from your check in time above will be deducted from “Your Airtime.” If you are extremely late and miss your time slots, you will still be charged the full amount of all of your reserved flights.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER LOOKS BAD?
The weather in Hawaii is very unique from anywhere else in the world. Rain and clouds on one side does not mean rain and clouds on the other. The weather is constantly changing and if it's raining, usually it clears. Luckily, we are located closer to the Leeward side, the region of least rain, dry climate, and clearer skies.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CAMERA ON THE AIRCRAFT?
No. We can't risk anything loose going through the propellor for safety reasons. We have our own specially mounted cameras on the aircraft wing with photos and video for purchase after the flight.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Flight suits and special flying equipment will be provided. Please no sandals, rubber slippers, flip flops, or loose jewelry. Covered shoes are preferred.
WHAT IS THE PASSENGER WEIGHT LIMIT?
WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?
People ages 9-90 years old from 'all walks of life' have experienced this uplifting sensation.
CAN A MINOR (UNDER THE AGE OF 18) FLY?
Yes, parent or legal guardian must be present with minor.
What got us into flying & what is aloha air memorial?
"It just takes one flight.." AAM is a non-profit Ash Scattering Service we provide to honor those whose cremated remains wished to be scattered. The service is a way to give back to our great community and the people who love the ocean, nature, and Hawaii. We feel blessed to have been Born and Raised on Oahu for 5 generations and it's time to give back. Click here to watch video!