Discover Flight Training on the Big Island of Hawaii!
Take the controls and throttle up! Explore the beauty and splendor of flying in the Hawaiian Islands. Take up the challenge and start your flight training in one of the most perfect places on earth to fly, where the weather is consistently mild year round. If you are visiting the Islands, take our Island Adventure Flying Course, and learn from a very experienced local instructor just what it takes to be an island pilot. Finish what you started years ago and earn those wings. Fly high above the Kona coast and melt into the Hawaiian sunset!
Consider the Advantages of Flying with Tropicbird on the Big Island of Hawaii:
The Big Island has it all:
Hawaii is one of the best places in the nation for flight training. The tropical weather is very mild and predictable. All the Hawaiian Islands have a dry side and a wet side, due to the constant trade winds that sweep the islands from the northeast. Kona Airport is located on the western, leeward- dry side of the Big Island. Two 14,000 ft Volcanoes (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa) block all the weather and make for mellow VFR flight training most every day of the year. This allows you to set up a most efficient schedule for your flight training program!
Learning at the Kona International Airport will prepare you well for your future in the air. Your training here will give you a well-rounded experience as you work with our controllers in our busy Class D Airspace. No worries, we also have two smaller, quiet airports just around the corner that are very scenic. With our ever-present trade winds, you will truly learn how to do crosswind landings and know how to deal with wind shears and mountain turbulence. You will also have the unique experience of learning about ocean navigation and tropical weather while flying to our neighbor islands. Your mainland counterparts will be envious of the Hawaiian flying time in your logbook!
State of the Art Aircraft
There is nothing like flying a brand new, nice and clean airplane that is well equipped with high tech avionics. Tropicbird now operates a new Cessna 172 SP with a full glass panel Garmin 1000 avionics system. Our 2006 DA-20 C-1 is also a sweet flying aircraft equipped with a Garmin 530 avionics panel and is a joy to fly. Our 1976 vintage Cessna 182P is a tried and true bird that is well maintained and fully equipped for IFR flight.
You will learn in an aircraft that will prepare you well for your bright new future in the world of 21st century technology.
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