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NVG (Night Vision Goggle) Helicopter Training at Mauna Loa Helicopters

One of the most unique courses available at Mauna Loa Helicopters is the Night Vision Goggle course. No matter how seasoned the pilot, flying at night poses extra risks in all phases of flight due to a dramatic decrease in visibility, depth perception, and terrain & obstacle identification. Night Vision Goggles, or NVGs, are mounted onto Top-Gun style flight helmets and …

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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 …

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Trojan Aviation Partnership With Troy University

Mauna Loa Helicopters is pleased to announce our partnership with Troy University. Together, we are establishing a Commercial Pilot Program, which will allow students to earn an Associate of Applied Sciences or Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Aviation Operations. Choose either helicopter or fixed-wing training. Students will complete the program with the same certificates and ratings included in our …

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Grant Phillips Saves the Day

Mauna Loa instructor Grant Phillips was flying over Waimea Canyon when he noticed two hikers trying to flag him down. So he landed and discovered that the hikers were lost and had gone for more than a day without water. Grant offered to fly them to civilization when one of the two declared that he had to retrieve their backpacks, …

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New Camera Stabilization System

That’s Stephanie Ahlen with the still camera and her partner Claus Richter in the back shooting video over Maunalua Bay on Oahu.  The two are promoting a camera stabilization system that is lighter and less expensive than a Tyler mount set-up.  The system, comprising two powerful gyros, can also be used when shooting from cars or boats.  MLH Instructor Kalei …