Helicopter Safety

Helicopter Safety, 2022

MONDAY, August 1, 2022 2:41:00 AM



Did you know that fear of heights, also known as acrophobia, is the fifth top phobia in the United States? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 10% of Americans suffer from acrophobia. Because of this, many people may be afraid to take a helicopter tour. What you may not know is that flying with Air Kauai is one of the safest things that you can do on Kauai!





Tried and True Flights

With over 25 years of experience and a perfect safety record, they use state of the art helicopters, employ the best pilots (many of whom are military trained), and have the best mechanics who are FAA-certified and factory-trained.




That makes an Air Kauai helicopter tour statistically safer than:

  • Your flight to Kauai on an airplane
  • A downhill biking tour of Haleakala
  • Driving on the road to Hana
  • A day at the beach (look out for sharks and coconuts and don’t forget the sunscreen!)
  • just about anything else that you can think of, after all, what is safer than a perfect safety record?





Air Kauai prides itself on providing the best experience for its guests. Part of this experience is putting everyone at ease by providing a safe and professional ride without sacrificing an awe-inspiriting, exhilarating, once-in-a-life-time tour. Here is what some guests have to say about their time with Air Kauai.

“Never fly with doors again! Review of: Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour What a fabulous experience from start to finish! I highly recommended. Staff was so friendly and helpful and the pilot Nick was the real star of the show. He pointed out everything you would even think of asking and although I was sitting on the end with no door, I felt very safe and you could tell this is a dream job for him! We will definitely be back!” - Kim N

“Wow! What great fun this tour is! The views are spectacular and you’ll see things you can only see from the air” - Sightsee427772

“Open door helicopter tour was amazing !! We saw parts of the Garden Island you can only see by air. I highly recommend if doing a helicopter tour the doors off is the way to go. Pilot Adam and the safety crew are great.” - Robert N

“Incredible experience, excellent pilot Adam, friendly staff and a must do with doors off for unobstructed photos & video.” - Huey

“The most spectacular experience in Kauai. I think this is the best place to do this kind or ride, because in Kauai there is an entire coast completely inaccessible, with no roads or villages, and by helicopter you can get a very good idea of what the island looks like. Kauai is actually a natural sanctuary and this ride brought us to places you’ve only seen in movies. It was a blast! And our pilot Adam was super!” - Alessandra Spallarossa


Take a second to visit our tours page or call us directly at 808.246.4666 and let our dispatchers help you pick the perfect flight for you. We would be happy to answer any questions and put your mind at ease! We look forward to hearing from you!