Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lost 2014: Oahu by Air

On Tuesday morning Paul, Chris, MJ and myself took a taxi out to the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters facility located at the Honolulu airport.  Paul had been up in a chopper before, but for the rest of us this would be our first time.

Copters at the ready.
Loaded up and ready for the ride.
"What happens if I press this button?"
Although I was slightly trepidatious (mostly at the thought of getting airsick) the trip turned out to be smooth sailing and utterly spectacular.  The view of the island from the air was unbelievable.

Diamond Head.
Heading up the east coast.
Koko crater. 
Looking west towards to Koolau mountain range
Helicopter shadow.
Misty Mountains.

Just on the off-chance we didn't feel that the experience was magnificent enough, the island treated us to extra-special treat.

And just in case that still wasn't enough, we then proceeded to fly THROUGH the rainbow!

A battalion of wind turbines is a recent addition to the landscape.
Beautifully epic interior.
Farmland on the way back to Honolulu
What an experience!  Blue Hawaiian films each trip (a few shots inside the cockpit during liftoff followed by landscapes taken from a copter-mounted camera) so we purchased an SD card and shared the files.  Highly recommended for anyone who plans to visit Oahu!

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