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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Zack Chamberlin

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for April, Zack Chamberlin! Get to know Zack and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Name? Zack Chamberlin Current ratings? Private Pilot and Instrument Where are you from? I’m originally the San Francisco Bay Area where I was born and raised. Most recently San Diego. What point …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Raphaël Lesne

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for March, Raphaël Lesne! Get to know Raphaël and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Name? Raphaël Lesne. Age? 34. Current ratings? Instruments. Where are you from? France. What point in your life did you know you wanted to fly helicopters? When the Search & Rescue helicopter picked me …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Koa Chang

While many of our students come from all over the globe to begin their careers in aviation, being able to provide training to local residents of the Hawaiian Islands is equally as rewarding. This February, our Student of the Month was Koa Chang, and he shed some light on his goals, experiences, and outlook on his journey through flight training …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Daniel Speller

We’ve been lucky enough to have students come from all over the world to streamline their helicopter training with us. This past December, Daniel Speller, was chosen as our student of the month and he shed some light on his goals, experiences, and outlook on his journey through flight training at Mauna Loa Helicopters. Congratulations Dan! Name? Daniel Speller Age? 24 Current …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Deanna McDuffie

Helicopter training is no easy task, and our students (like Deanna McDuffie) work very hard to achieve their goals for a successful career in aviation. Whether it’s a new student just starting out their helicopter training, or a seasoned pilot in training finishing up the professional pilot program, we enjoy sharing their progress along the way. It’s also very important that we recognize students who …

Pilot Student Housing

Pilot Student Housing Mauna Loa Helicopters offers pilot student housing for our main location on the Big Island. Housing is located less than 3 miles from our school and overlooks the Kona International Airport. Student housing is a shared living environment, with shared rooms, and common areas. Pilot student housing is an excellent opportunity to network with your peers in ...
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Helicopter Training Fly In with Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Last month, we were able to spend a few days with the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders of Hawaii Preparatory Academy for their “Come Fly With Me” Theme Week. The Mauna Loa fly-in crew headed to the HPA campus. Students gathered around the helicopters in the baseball field at the upper campus, and listened as our flight instructors demonstrated the main …

Ask an Examiner

Ask an Examiner Do you have a question that you’d like to have answered by one of our pilot examiners? Whether it’s a question about a check ride, a specific procedure, or standards for our pilots — we’re making our check ride examiners available to answer your questions. There are a few ways you can submit your question for this …

Consumer Information

Consumer Information Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information In compliance with HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), Sec. 485(j), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Mauna Loa Helicopters is disclosing the availability of specified information. On this page you will find menu drop downs with information dedicated to the disclosures. They provide resources and links for ...

Flight School Visa

Flight School Visa for International StudentsMauna Loa Helicopters offers both the F-1 and M-1 visas for international students interested in obtaining a flight school visa to train full-time at Mauna Loa Helicopters in a designated program of study. Click here to download Mauna Loa Helicopter's Visa procedures. About the F-1 VisaMauna Loa is proud to offer the F-1 visa. The F-1 ...