Adventures On A 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.
A brief safety training video was played, and then seats were assigned according to weight distribution.
Getting on the helicopter at the Hilo International Airport.
Inside the helicopter cabin.
Once, we up in the air we traveled over the Mauna Loa Mac Nut farm, as we made our way into Puna.
Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision from the air.
Large crack of the East Rift Zone of Kilauea.
Kilauea lava flows through the forest reserve.
Lava flowing down the pali.
Kipuka in the Royal Gardens subdivision.
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.
Rainbow Forms As Rain Shower Moves On Shore
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.