Flying around Oahu was one of the coolest things I've done as a pilot (which, as any pilot will tell you, puts it pretty high on the list of coolest things I've done ever).
Based on the strength of that adventure, we figured we'd give Kauai a try. We found an outfit that would rent a 172 dual and gave them a call. After a quick weight-and-balance calculation, we were in!
|Pre-flight with the CFI|
|Lihue Airport (same one we flew into commercially)|
|Na Pali coast - too pretty!|
|A bit west of where we had gone hiking earlier in the week|
The flight went by without any issues and the views were amazing. We even got to see a bunch of the inland waterfalls that can really only seen by air or via relatively extreme hiking trips. Another great flying adventure.
Here's a stop-motion of the trip if you're interested: