As seen from high above, humans look like ants and ants look like tiny humans with a penchant for aphid farming. See the world from a loftier point of view with today's Groupon: for $110, you get a motorglider flight over Waimea Falls from Acroflight International in Waialua (a $220 value). Flights depart from Dillingham Airfield.
Acroflight International's FAA-certified pilots grant sightseers a nene's-eye view of the North Shore and Waimea Falls during 25-minute motorglider flights. Following a short briefing, the two-seater Grob 109 aircraft carries the pilot and one passenger up over the beach and above pods of wild surfboards migrating north to spawn. Vistas of Waimea Bay and Waimea Falls may be observed clearly through the plane's bubble-top canopy. At a safe altitude, the pilot disengages the engine to glide gracefully upon the air currents and waltz with the trade winds until touching down on the runway. Passengers should allow about an hour for the entire flight experience, to accommodate weather delays and Mothra sightings.
Acroflight International's FAA–certified pilots grant sightseers a nene's-eye view of the North Shore and verdant landscape of Waimea Valley, which stretches across 1,800 acres of land. Inside blissfully quiet gliders, lush greenery and azure waters pass by underfoot as pilots wend their way toward waterfalls, shorelines, and remote sea cliffs, or hop to a nearby island. In stark contrast to these serene jaunts, aerobatic flights turn Hawaii on its head with flips, spins, and twirls that experienced acrobatic pilots customize to suit each passenger’s adrenaline levels.