This is a loved airplane of savvy aviators because of it's style, gracefulness, speed, load capacity, and range. The versatility of this airplane makes it the flagship of Kauai by Air.
The Cessna 177B has four seats (including the pilot) and can carry about 900 lbs. of people, fuel and baggage.
It has a large, comfortable cabin, and due to the wide-swinging doors and clearspan wing design, it is one of the easiest aircraft in history to get in and out of. It is one of very few high-winged aircraft without wing struts, so looking out or down from inside the cabin is an unobstructed view.
Cessna 177B Cardinal
Cessna 206 Stationair
The most common tour* aircraft in the world.
The 206 is chosen because of it's efficiency and safety record and long history as being a comfortable, heavy hauling, hard working airplane. It has six seats (including the pilot) and a large baggage compartment.
For those of you who are pilots already, this is a high performance aircraft so it will qualify for your high performance endorsement if you'd like to train in it. We can usually complete training for the endorsement in about five to seven hours of flying if you are current with your ratings and experience when you come here. This can also count for your flight review.
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Out of all the aircraft produced world wide, the Cessna 172 is the most common aircraft ever mass produced. It has been time tested through and through as a very well built, hardy, safe, reliable, and solid aircraft. Having its' first flight in 1955, it is still in production today.
Perfect for singles and couples. This intimate experience will be one of the most memorable moments of your life.
With the Cessna 172 being the most popular light aircraft in the world, the Cessna182 is a close second. First appearing on the market in 1956, it is still being manufactured today.
While carrying the "high performance" definition of having more than 200 horsepower, it is remarkably easy to fly. Although the controls are somewhat heavier than the 172 and speeds are slightly faster, it handles almost identicle.
It has a large cabin with four seats and can carry about 1300 lbs. including fuel and baggage. You can choose from a fixed gear version, or a retractable gear version.
For those of you with pilot's licenses who are current on your recency of experience, you can usually complete your high performance training in one day or less in the 182. If you'd like your complex / high performance endorsements together, this can usually be done in about two days. This can also count for your flight review.
Cessna 182 & 182RG Skylane
Diamond Star DA-40
This state of the art airplane is made of all composite material and is built in Austria. It has been hailed as one of the wonders in aviation design and construction, with perhaps the strongest airframe ever designed for general aviation. Similar in concept to the Boeing 787, this aircraft is agile and an absolute blast to fly.
It has four seats, so can carry three plus the pilot. Although the cabin is a bit smaller than some of the other four-seat aircraft, it is also faster than most fixed gear aircraft, cruising at about 140 kts.
It has the famed G-1000 glass cockpit and is availble for a minimum of one-day training adventures.
Call for availability and pricing.
Piper Arrow (PA28R-200)
(Arrow pictured here)
Both of these aircraft are considered "complex" aircraft" so are better suited for folks with some previous flying experience, although this is not necessarily a requirement. The Mooney is faster than the Arrow but the Arrow has a higher weight carrying capacity and larger cabin. Neither aircraft is considered "High Performance" due to the fact that both have 200 Horsepower engines. They are currently only available for training operations of at least one full day minimum.
For those of you with pilot's licenses who are current on your recency of experience, you can usually complete your complex endorsement requirements in either of these aircraft within a day or day-and-a-half of training. This can also count for your flight review.
And Mooney 201
Cruise in comfort and safety at up to 250mph in a pressurized cabin. With this aircraft you can see all of the Hawaiian island's breathtaking coastlines in just a few hours of flying.* These all-day adventures take us over Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Lanai, and Molokai, and allow for several stops at scenic points of interest, including lunch, dinner and some very luxurious amenities.
The Cessna 421 is chosen because of it's quiet, comfortable, luxurious cabin, excellent speed and range, and exceptional reliability and safety record.
This is the airplane for seeing multiple islands in one flight*. It can go fast between islands for minimal flight time over the water, and yet slow down quietly and smoothly while over the scenic areas and coastlines. Every seat is a window seat. Perfect for families and groups. Private, chartered pick-ups and drop-offs* on other islands are also possible with this aircraft.
Call for availability and pricing.