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Maverick Helicopters Launches Maui Service with Inaugural Flight

April 14, 2015, 8:25 AM HST
* Updated April 14, 8:30 AM
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Maverick Helicopters' First Maui Flight, April 10, 2015. Courtesy photo.

Maverick Helicopters’ First Maui Flight, April 10, 2015. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Maverick Helicopters hosted its first official flight at its new location on Maui on Friday, April 10, company executives announced.

Passengers David Warr from Columbia, South Carolina and Leoni Merole and John Wright from Cambridge, Massachusetts, were the first to experience the company’s new Maui air tours.

Pilot Brad Blucher led the inaugural Maui flight aboard an EC130 ECO-Star helicopter that can seat up to seven guests.

On the mainland, the company offers tours out of Las Vegas, Henderson, and the south and west rim of the Grand Canyon.

Photo courtesy Maverick Helicopters.

Photo courtesy Maverick Helicopters.

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Here on Maui, the company is offering three packages, with prices starting at $329 per person for a 40 to 50 minute tour of Haleakalā and the Hāna rainforest.

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Other package tours are priced at $369 for a 55 to 65 minute aerial tour of Maui and Molokaʻi that includes scenic sea cliffs, ʻĪao Valley and Honokōhau Falls; and a $399 package featuring an all-encompassing 60 to 70 minute Maui tour.

For a more exclusive experience, custom and private helicopter charters are also available upon request.

The company announced its plans to expand into the Maui market in October of 2014.

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