Hawaii Flight Instruction
Learn to fly in Hilo, Hawaii with Aloha Skies Aviation! Experience the beauty of Hawaii Island from the skies. Fly from the closest airport in the islands to the volcano and lava flows! Our flight school provides flight instruction for the Recreational Pilot or Private Pilot Certificates as well as rental of our Cessna 172 airplane to qualified pilots. We operate out of Hilo International Airport on the beautiful and lush windward side of the island.
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Share the gift of flight with a gift certificate from Aloha Skies Aviation! Contact us to discuss your interest and purchasing. Flight instruction is $200/hr and students may bring up to 2 passengers free (weight limits apply).
Learn to Fly Over Hawaii Island
We are a Hilo, Hawaii Flight School
Hawaii's Big Island offers fabulous flying weather year around, convenient airports and some of the best views around! Hilo Airport is the closest to the most amazing sights on the Big Island. With about 1 hour of flight time you can fly over the rain forests and rocky volcanic coast of Puna to see the active Pu‘u O‘o volcanic vent and active lava flows. With around an hour and a half of flying, you can enjoy the amazing views of the Hamakua Coast and its valleys and waterfalls. You can even log cross-country time with a landing at Upolu Point Airport a few miles past the valleys! If both the valleys and volcano appeal, you could fly a little over two hours and see both, or go for a little longer yet and make a full circuit of the island (usually takes just over three hours).
Visiting the Big Island? Try Flying!
Why take a tour as a passenger along for the ride? You can pilot the plane, going where you want and seeing what you want to see! Try our Introductory Flight Lesson where we put you behind the controls with our Certified Flight Instructor. No experience is necessary, this lesson is tailored to your comfort level and focuses on introducing you to the basics and joys of flying. You'll be in command of the flight, and you can fly almost anywhere you want to! Your instructor can take the controls at any time if you wish to take a few photos, and will perform the takeoff and landing as needed.