Air Maui Takes Safety Seriously
Here at Air Maui, safety is paramount. We use the safest helicopters, hire experienced mechanics and pilots, and we never cut any corners when it comes to the safety of our guests. Because we are a smaller company, we can take the time needed to focus on each flight and make sure that everything meets our high standards of safety and quality. Read below to find out more!
Air Maui flies ASTAR helicopters, which not only have great safety ratings and performance, but are also great touring helicopters. They are roomy and provide a 180-degree unobstructed view from every seat. They provide a smooth and comfortable ride for all passengers. All of our helicopters undergo scheduled maintenance and rigorous safety checks. Work is always double checked and we are never in a hurry where safety is concerned!
Our Pilots and Mechanics
Air Maui hires only the best pilots and mechanics with years of experience and ongoing training. Our mechanics have over 25 years of experience and are FAA-certified. Our pilots are vetted by company owner Steve Egger, who is a Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot with over 30 years of experience. He insures that his pilots are not only entertaining guides, but the most skilled pilots as well.
Air Maui’s helicopter tours are both fun and safe! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences flying with us:
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the ride, scenery and pilots. I am a pilot and work for the FAA (I didn’t tell them though) and I was very impressed by the piloting, professionalism and condition of the aircraft. A first class operation. We had scheduled a Haleakala Summit flight but the weather in that region wasn’t conducive to VFR flight so we were offered a flight to the north coast of Molokai. The scenery was truly spectacular. The pilot then brought us down to a private landing area on the north coast of Maui and we got to chat with him and take some pictures. A definite highlight to our Maui trip!” - Mark R
“The entire crew was pleasant and enthusiastic. I have flown many tour flights as a commercial pilot and have operated air charter for many years. I felt very safe with my pilot and I could tell that the equipment was very well maintained as well. This was the highlight of our trip to Maui.” - leshartley300
“We've flown with these folks MULTIPLE times. Felicia is outstanding to work with setting up plans etc. The pilots are ALWAYS, I mean ALWAYS, extremely competent, safe, experienced and a blast to fly with. Every year we go back to Maui, Air Maui is our 'GO TO' group!” - HonestTraveler56
“Our doors off tour of West Maui and Molokai with Air Maui was the highlight of our trip. Our pilot was professional and fun. He helped us feel extremely safe, and he made the experience really enjoyable. Everyone should try this out!” - Grant M
“I don't think my husband or myself could say enough about our Air Maui experience! I found AM through TripAdvisor and thoroughly vetted them through other travel websites. Admittingly I was a little nervous, I had never been in a helicopter before, neither had my husband. I wanted to make sure who we booked through was reputable and safe. From the time we arrived at the heliport to when we left, we felt welcome, safe and excited! All of the staff we interacted with were so friendly and came off genuinely excited for any of us about to venture on our first helicopter ride. The tour itself was breathtaking. Oh my God! The natural untouched beauty that is Hawaii surrounded us. The sights as well as doing something so exciting and extraordinary as a helicopter ride are indescribable. Truly no words could do the experience justice. I would recommend AM to anyone vacationing in Maui.” - k_Eli_92014
If you would like to know more about our safety guidelines or have any other questions feel free to call us at (808) 877-7005 or book online through our tours page!