Lihue, Hawaii – (WiredPRNews.com) Safari Helicopters is celebrating its 24 year anniversary offering Kauai helicopter tours in the Hawaiian Islands. Safari Helicopters owner and operator Preston Myers began his family-run business in 1987 incorporating as a Part 91 tour company. Myers then flew air tours on Kauai for four years and in 1991 his company earned the higher level of certification to become a full-fledged Hawaii air tour company offering Big Island air tours as well as Kauai flights.
Utilizing the most powerful and advanced helicopters, Safari has continually set the standard for the rest of Hawaii’s air tour industry. The company has thrived over the last two decades, and today Safari continues to pride itself on safety, passenger comfort and the highest levels of professionalism.
Safari Helicopters has been an innovator and industry leader in many areas including being the first Hawaii operator to fly the A-STAR 350 B2-7 helicopter, one of the most powerful and technically advanced helicopters, as well as one of the most luxurious and expensive.
Other Safari Helicopter innovations: the first to offer 180 degree viewing with no physical obstructions blocking a passenger’s view; the first to provide air conditioned flights; the first to implement onboard two-way communication; the first to use Generation Bose X noise canceling headsets; and the only company with upper skylight windows to enhance rear passenger viewing.
Safari also designed and gained FAA approval for the first on-board multiple-camera video system to record passengers’ flights. They also offer “Mega Windows” or high visibility windows which provide passengers with an unobstructed view of Hawaii’s towering cliffs, deep valleys, roaring waterfalls, red-hot flowing lava, and pristine white-sand beaches.
In the past, when Safari held Department of Defence contracts, the company was required to pass rigorous inspections and approval for Air Mobility Command (AMC) for the Department of Defense which included implementing an extensive Safety Program as well as parts and component traceability. Today, nothing is more important to Safari than safety and this is demonstrated in all aspects of its operations.
Having achieved the highest levels of certification, Safari Helicopters also does charter work, aerial photography, external load operations and other helicopter services.