Flight Path

There are many paths we take in life, but flying over Kauai, Hawaii last year, impressed my senses beyond belief. The feel of being in a helicopter is like experiencing a slow-motion journey comparable to that of a bird’s flight.

Here’s our ride arriving. Feeling excited and nervous at the same time.

Getting ready for lift-off.  Calming voice of the pilot settles the nerves.

Then, it’s action.  The butterflies slowly calm down and I start to enjoy the feeling of the floating sensation.  Dipping close to the hills mesmerized me.

Following the path of a river through the interior.

Wow!  This photo doesn’t do justice to view of the coastline. I had a fantasy of landing on one of the secluded beaches and having a picnic with a glass of wine.  Would have been wonderful!

Heading back to the airport following the path of the road below. This was the only waterfall image to survive window glare.

Memories of taking the leap and being ready to try something new.


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About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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31 Responses to Flight Path

  1. very cool …thanks for putting it together Olga

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  2. Nice! Beautiful shots.

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  3. iScriblr says:

    Wow, gorgeous!❤

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  4. Suzanne says:

    What a wonderful experience. Hawaii looks so beautiful.

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    Taking the leap….kudos to you!! Beautiful images of a gorgeous place

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    • Olga says:

      Life is about taking the leap sometimes, even when uncertainty fills the shadows. Happy that you liked the photos. I was waiting for the right time to share them. 🙂

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  6. oneletterup says:

    Such beautiful photos…and a brave & adventurous photographer!

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  7. V.J. Knutson says:

    What an amazing experience – good for you. I haven’t been to Hawaii yet. My husband surprised me with a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon – it was unforgettable. So glad we did it.

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  9. Wow, Olga. I liked how you tied in Path of Life in the opening. What is the cost? How did you go about arranging it?

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Michael. We arranged it all while we were there. You can do it ahead of time if you’re sure of your personal schedule, but we weren’t. Two days notice with Island Helicopters @ $145 US per person. I guess you’re thinking of taking a flight path. 🙂


  10. Kauai is so beautiful! I love your shots of the Na Pali coast and Wailua Falls. Stunning! Thanks for joining the challenge!

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  11. aj vosse says:

    Chopper flying is the best form of flying… especially low level along such a stunning coastline!
    It invigorates and thrills! Cool post! 😉

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  12. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Olga! Gorgeous pictures! I’ve flown in a helicopter twice, in New York City and Alaska and I totally get the floating aspect that you described. I’ve never been to Hawaii but it’s certainly on my ‘Bucket List’, especially after seeing your pictures––breathtaking beauty.

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  13. Beautiful and it must have been amazing, I would have been like a kid

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