Recently co-host Len Costa had a chance to fly a Cirrus SR22 G3 with Maui Flight Academy in Maui, Hawaii. The flight originated in Maui's Kahului Airport (PHOG) making a $100 hamburger run to the island of Lanai (PHNY) where we took a shuttle bus trip up the mountain to the Four Seasons hotel for a very delicious and scenic lunch. After which we departed Lanai for the island of Molokai to do a touch and go at Kalaupapa Airport (PHLU).
During our time in Lanai, Len interviewed Maui Flight Academy's Chief Instructor, Laurence about his background in aviation and how he found himself in Hawaii teaching students in a Cirrus. In this interview you'll learn:
- Laurence's flight background
- Current flight experience and credentials
- Previous experience as a Part 135 operator providing air tours
- Experience with Cirrus
- The windiest airport in the nation
- Hawaii flying safety equipment
- Who is Doug Ritter and what does he do
And so much more! Also, we recorded some inflight video during this adventure which will be available very soon. In the meanwhile, enjoy the photos we took from our Cirrus trip around the islands of Hawaii.
***UPDATED DEC 7, 2012***
Our first flying video is available at Flying Tropical Hawaii – A Maui to Lanai Cirrus Flight
Listen to Episode 36a Below