Adventures On A Helicopter – Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

A few weeks ago, I was honored to win first place in the FHVNP: Images From The Edge Photography Contest. Part of the award was a trip for two on the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter‘s Circle of Fire + Waterfalls Tour. I called over yesterday to see if there was space for an afternoon flight, and luckily got in on a flight.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

A brief safety training video was played, and then seats were assigned according to weight distribution.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Getting on the helicopter at the Hilo International Airport.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Inside the helicopter cabin.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Once, we up in the air we traveled over the Mauna Loa Mac Nut farm, as we made our way into Puna.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision from the air.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Large crack of the East Rift Zone of Kilauea.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Kilauea lava flows through the forest reserve.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Lava flowing down the pali.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Kipuka in the Royal Gardens subdivision.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Looking along the coast towards Kehena. Kalapana Gardens can be seen where homes that have been rebuilt in the area over the last few years.

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography
Rainbow Forms As Rain Shower Moves On Shore

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Adventures On A Blue Hawaiian Helicopter - Hawaii Lifestyle Photography

Back on the ground after a fun ride. Sadly, a weather system moved in, and blocked our view of the waterfalls and Pu’u O’o. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime to fly over areas that I know so well from the ground.

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