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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Stefano Monfreda

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for October, Stefano Monfreda! Get to know Stefano and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Name? Stefano G. Monfreda Age? 18+ (more “+” than 18!) Current ratings? Working on CFI/CFII Where are you from? Roma, Italia What point in your life did you know you wanted to …

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Kaneohe Bay Air Show 2015

Earlier this month we were lucky enough to attend the Kaneohe Bay Air Show. The community was invited to Marine Corps Base Hawaii for thrilling displays of military equipment and drills, aerial demonstrations, and food and drink. We were also able to chat with the community about helicopter training at Mauna Loa. It was a fantastic weekend filled with food, fun, and …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Brandon Lo

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for September, Brandon Lo! Get to know Brandon and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Name? Brandon Lo Age? 22 years of age Current ratings? COMM/CFI Where are you from? Northshore, OAHU What point in your life did you know you wanted to fly helicopters? Never thought I’d …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Alwin Schneider

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for August, Alwin Schneider! Get to know Alwin and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Name? Alwin Age? 25 Current ratings? COM, CFI Where are you from? Austria What point in your life did you know you wanted to fly helicopters? Since I was very young. At the age …

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Helicopter Wing Suit Skydive

A day in the life at Mauna Loa Helicopters is often filled with operating procedures, off airport maneuvers, and plenty of gorgeous Hawaiian scenery. However, we were recently asked to be a part of an epic adventure with Nic Sacco, also known as Savage Sac. Nic is a professional athlete, race car instructor, and also a fellow pilot. But this time, Nic …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Oliver Kirsch

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for June, Oliver Kirsch! Get to know Oliver and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Name? Oliver Kirsch Age? 22 Current ratings? Private Where are you from? Switzerland, not to be confused with Sweden What point in your life did you know you wanted to fly helicopters? …

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Helicopter Training Student of the Month: Roman Kleinsasser

Congratulations to our Helicopter Training Student of the Month for May, Roman Kleinsasser! Get to know Roman and hear about his journey through helicopter training here at Mauna Loa. Age? 22 Current ratings? Commercial/CFI Where are you from? Austria What is your favorite to fly? I really enjoy valley flights, they are always incredibly beautiful and exciting but also offer some …

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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 …