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I just can't thank you enough. My hour in the sky with Birds in Paradise has bumped all other life experiences down the list! Of course, being married will have to remain #1. We bought the photo package from you and boy, do we get a kick out of showing them to people. My nephews think I'm cool, my mom just shakes her head in amazement, and my sister-in-law has been secretly telling people she is worried that I have some "serious thrill issues." Your company is just one more reason that makes me wish I lived on Kauai. If I did I would be signing up for the full package deal. I got my money's worth in real instruction and want to continue my lessons here in Houston. You know, we all seem to stop having dreams that we can fly. Not me. Thanks for making one of my dreams come true.
– J.B., Houston
 

 
You should not pass up the opportunity to see Kauai with Birds in Paradise. I had a blast on this trike (I describe it as a jet-powered hangglider). When I was a kid I used to dream I could fly like a bird and now I feel like that dream finally came true! It was a clear morning; we were able to fly over (through?) Waimea Canyon and the views were simply breathtaking. My instructor was wonderful. It's a well-run operation and I know I was in good hands -- they are very experienced, professional and take great care of the equipment. This was a thrilling experience, but I felt very safe the entire time. I'm definitely going to do this again next time I'm in Kauai.
– FlyPlayRelax, Chicago
 

 
Be Peter Pan for 60 Fantastic Minutes! My ultra-light flight was the fulfillment of a dream of a lifetime (I'm 65) and it didn't disappoint. It was magical, thrilling, beautiful, over-the-top wonderful--- and I was too busy being thrilled to even think about being afraid. It's an adventure not to be undertaken lightly, but was worth every moment. Gene and Eric were great pilots and teachers. I learned how to manoeuver the machine through turns and up and down and got some idea of what it would actually be like to fly alone. My bucket list is much lighter now!
– ruhskis, Vail, CO
 

 
I've flown several types of plane, but nothing matches this experience: exciting, beautiful, and harmonic.
– R.H., California
 

 
Ultralight = Ultrafun in Kauai. My wife and I went up on the Birds in Paradise powered hang-gliders and it was the high point of our trip. As an experienced paraglider I knew what to expect but I was a bit apprehensive about how much fun my wife would have. It turned out that she thought it was the best thing we did on Kauai!
– Trockie, Orlando
 

 
Awesome views, awesome experience. If you do one activity in the skies of Kauai, make it the 90 min flight instruction with Birds in Paradise. The feeling of buzzing up the runway and suddenly lifting off in the ultra-light trike is unlike any other flying experience I have ever had and I mean that in a positive sense! It could be described like a flying motorcycle seeing as the air rushes past you on all sides and you have a definite feeling of speed as you fly. The views of the Island of Kauai from the trike are awe inspiring and my instructor was very receptive to showing me different areas I wanted to see. With a calm patient manner the instructor starting instructing me on the actual operation of the trike flyer. He went over how to hold the operation bar, turn the aircraft and most important how to "feel" where the aircraft wanted to be for its best stability. Only after he felt I was ready and eager for the opportunity did the instructor have me grasp the control bar and start to do the course changes. I have never had such a positive feeling from participating in a "tourist attraction" and I feel that having the right instructor makes all the difference. I am now moving forward working to obtain my Sport Pilot flying license. Birds in Paradise and my instructor are the tops! Do not miss this!
– southsidegirl, Chicago
 

 
Unbelievable once in a lifetime experience! This was one of the best things I have EVER done. I was a little nervous at first, but the pilots are fantastic and flying was easier than I expected. Though it's technically not a sightseeing tour, you will see AMAZING things. It truly is the closest you can get to flying like a bird with a motor.
– mackhushston, San Jose, CA
 

 
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A MUST DO! Truly the best part of our trip!!!! ...Birds of Paradise was recommended to us from a friend back home, so we planned our trip one afternoon during our vacation. It was amazing!!!!!!! The airborne airplane / gliders were so much fun! It was like sky-diving backwards (up rather than down) but much safer. These planes are actually much safer than any airplane or helicopter! I even learned how to fly it myself (with the direction of my friendly pilot.) The huge reason Birds in Paradise was so wonderful is that you are in an open air vehicle, so the views are limitless plus the rush of adrenaline of being 5,000 feet in the air over the beautiful island is mind blowing! Without a doubt, Birds of Paradise was the best adventure on our trip. I also recommend purchasing the 60-70 high def photos taken during your flight. Well worth the money!!!!!!!
– becca2344, Houston
 

 

A Kauai "Signature" Experience! I flew with Birds of Paradise on August 19. It was my second flight; the first occurring four years ago. Two thing stood out when I checked in - (1) the business had expanded from 2 trikes to four and (2) the older trikes had been replaced by newer more advanced machines. To me, this was a sign that Birds of Paradise was committed to quality and in maintaining high standards. The instructors/pilots were professional, yet very personable. I observed the instructors going through the pre-flight details with the other three students/flyers that morning. Everyone seemed comfortable with the instructors. I opted for the 90-minute flight. It was an incredible experience. Personally, I like it better than helicopters - there are no obstructions, every view is spectacular, and Ii don't get any feeling of air sickness.

These are instructional flights, so you have the opportunity to learn how the craft works and how to fly it. Along the way, Gerry (my instructor) told me about many places on the island and gave me some insight into the local history - all from a unique vantage point. The landing was so smooth, I barely felt the trike touch the ground. The 90-minute flight plus the jpeg images cost just under $500. There are shorter flights, which reduces the cost. I've flown with Birds off Paradise twice, and if I make it back to Kauai in the future, I'd do it again with no hesitation.

– red twilight, Tampa
 

 
...Wow! Birds in Paradise was the most fun adventure I took on my recent trip to Hawaii. We spent 5 out of our 10 days on the beautiful island of Kauai (rest on Maui). We are very active, in that we hike, bike, scuba dive…constantly explore. Maui was wonderful because we could drive almost everywhere on the island…up to the volcano crater, down the road to Hana, to a 400 foot waterfall, and more. Kauai is a bit different. You can not explore the Na’ Pali coast or seek out majority of the beautiful landscape unless you are in a kayak, boat, helicopter or fly with Birds in Paradise. We have heard stories about the helicopter – cool trip but not that special. And I love to kayak and boat, but there is a limited view of the entire mountain range and rainforest since the most beautiful portions are mainly inland (think waterfalls scattered along a popping green cliffs). Birds of Paradise was recommended to us from a friend back home, so we planned our trip one afternoon during our vacation. It was amazing!!!!!!! The airborne airplane/gliders were so much fun! It was like sky-diving backwards (up rather than down) but much safer. These planes are actually much safer than any airplane or helicopter! I even learned how to fly it myself (with the direction of my friendly pilot). The huge reason Birds in Paradise was so wonderful is that you are in an open air vehicle, so the views are limitless plus the rush of adrenaline of being 5,000 feet in the air over the beautiful island is mind blowing! Without a doubt, Birds of Paradise was the best adventure on our trip. I also recommend purchasing the 60-70 high def photos taken during your flight. Well worth the money!!!!!!!
– BRIAN-IN-SD, San Diego
 

 
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