Aloha on today’s flight adventure we are visiting to two Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.
So todays flight has us start out on the island of Kauai and the airport of Lihue. This word actually means cold chill.
We depart to the south taking a clockwise route around the island to our first airport of Port Allen.
From here we head up to Barking Sands Airfield. Please note you will initially spot the Kekaha airfield but that is not what we are aiming for.
Departing Barking Sands we initially head East and into the Waimae canyon. This canyon is 10 miles long and 3000ft deep.
We are going to follow this canyon north up to the Kalalau lookout before turning for the coast and flying up the Na Pali coast and checking out some more beaches.
We eventually will be landing at Princeville airfield.
Departing Princeville airfield we head East passing the location of where Jurassic Park was filmed.
We are going to continue heading around the island until waypoint 14. This is where we make the turn for Oahu and the Dillingham Airfield.
Again following a clockwise flight we head up towards Waimea which is cowboy country here in Hawaii and then on to Pipeline. The Banzai Pipeline, or simply Pipeline or Pipe, is a surf reef break located in Hawaii. Here you will many surfers riding the waves.
Located just past the famous Banzai Pipeline is another 2 mile stretch of sand on the North Shore, which is home to beautiful Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is one of the few long stretches of sand that you get to drive right next to.
From here we are going to continue to circle the north side of the island rotating to the east.
At waypoint 18 we turn into right to check out another film set. This is the valley where scenes from the 1998 film Godzilla took place. The footprint can still be found here today.
Continue flying south passing the not so secret, secret island and eventually landing at Kaneohe Bay airfield.
Departing here we head south and over the 3 peaks of the Olomana mountains and then east towards Makapu'u point.
This is the remnant of a ridge that 647 feet above sea level.
Heading south we fly past Hanauma Bay which is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and start to head towards Honolulu.
Moving into Honolulu we fly past the Punchbowl which houses the national memorial cemetery of the pacific and up to the Aloha stadium taking us into Pearl Harbour.
This famous site was where the imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack at 8am on the Sunday of December 7th 1941.
Flying out of Pearl Harbour we head north to land at Wheeler Airfield.
From airfield we fly over the Dole Plantation which is an historic pineapple plantation open to the public to visit.
From here we head west towards Ka'Ena point which is the island most western point and starts to take us south.
Just past this point you might spot the Ka'Ena point satellite tracking station. Originally opened in 1959 It is a remote tracking station of the Satellite Control Network responsible for tracking satellites in orbit.
We will continue to head south hugging the coast line and landing at Kalaeloa airfield.
Departing here we will skirt the edge of the international airport in Honolulu and head towards Waikiki and Diamond Head which is a volcanic tuff cone before turning back towards our final airport of Honolulu international.
The flight is 300 miles and we want to fly something like the RV14 or similar with a sim start time of 3pm local.
A full video tour will be available below from 2nd Sep 2022