• The moon.

The (Magnum P.I.-like) helicopter I rode in

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©2008 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.

I took a doors-off helicopter tour of Maui. It was a great thrill ride. There was excellent weather and beautiful scenery.

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  1. _ARSHIA_ 80 months ago | reply

    Oh wow, the colours!
    Wonderful colours.

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    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

  2. txcraig75 80 months ago | reply

    Hey, Isn't that Magnum P.I.'s helicopter? :-)

    Nice catch with the great layer of clouds and the moon above.

  3. Suarez 80 months ago | reply

    You know, I kept thinking the same thing. So, when you mentioned it too, I looked it up. It's the same type of helicopter, a Hughes 500D, but the paint job on the Magnum copters included brown in the color scheme.

  4. Tilton Lane 80 months ago | reply

    Very cool. Did you get helicopter sick up there?

  5. Bandal 80 months ago | reply

    Wow that's true!! These tipe of helicopters are very able to move quickly and easily.

    I was going to take a heli tour a few days ago but the weather conditions didn't allow us to fly :(

  6. Matt Pasant 80 months ago | reply

    That is so cool. I was / am a magnum fan.

  7. Eric Hunt. 79 months ago | reply

    I'm trying to visualize the reality of a 'doors-off' flight. Are you strapped in and can't move? Are you allowed to move but are in a harness attached to a cable that prevents you from actually falling? Something else? The sugarcane field shot was incredible - looks like engine/flight vibrations aren't excessive.

  8. Suarez 78 months ago | reply

    I wore a 5-point restraint. It's a seatbelt that goes over both shoulders, across you waist and over your crotch. I didn't feel terribly restricted. I'd highly recommend doing a doors-off helicopter tour if you're not afraid of heights.

  9. golfmobile1 72 months ago | reply

    Can you tell me the name of the helicopter tour company that took you up? We're going over in a few months, and I want to do this too. Do you recall how much it cost?

    Thanks much!

  10. fotoparceiros 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Helicopters of the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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