Flying Safe in Hawaii

Aircraft Rental Checkouts

Pilots wishing to rent out the aircraft must complete a safety checkout with a Certified Flight Instructor. This includes a briefing of Honolulu Airport procedures and a safety flight to confirm the pilot’s proficiency.

Necessary Documents: Pilots must have a valid FAA Pilot’s Certificate, current Medical Certificate, signed rental agreement, and an up to date Biennial Flight Review.



Overnight or 24 Hour Period

Monday – Thursday:
A mandatory 3 hours of flight time will be charged per overnight rental or 24 hour period.

Friday – Sunday:
A mandatory 4 hours of flight time will be charged per overnight rental or 24 hour period.



*Effective April 1st:  $5.50 fuel charge will be added to all rentals.

Block Rates Non Block Rates

Cessna 172 L

$138/hr * $158/hr *

Cessna 172 P

$140/hr * $160/hr *

Cessna 172 P GPS

$150/hr * $170/hr *

Cessna 182

(High Performance)

$230/hr * $250/hr *

Block Rates: Individuals will make a $500 minimum payment to their account to be used at their discretion. Any remaining balance left on block payments cannot be refunded. Block rates are only for Kamaina or local residents.


Mark Rees
Mark Rees
22:16 07 Dec 18
Great flight school! I came in from out of town to rent a plane for some sight seeing and had no trouble booking and scheduling with Lindsey. I did my check-out with Kai who did a great job familiarizing me with the ins and outs of the busy Honolulu airport. Facilities were very clean and welcoming. Would definitely rent again!!
Nicole Bedwell
Nicole Bedwell
21:49 28 Nov 18
My daughter attended “kids day” here at Lani Lea airport and had a fantastic time. The staff was amazing and was great at working with the kids. They had tons of games and educational activities. Even supplied food and drinks!! My daughter learned so much, and is so excited to learn more about aviation. This program the school offered to the public was an amazing opportunity for everyone that got to attend (even the parents!!), a great push in a positive direction for many kids!! 5+ stars to Lani Lea and their amazing staff!! My daughter can’t wait to start her flight training here! Couldn’t ask for a better environment for my daughter to grow in, with such supportive, successful people!
kela bennett
kela bennett
22:10 06 Sep 18
I have always had great experiences at Lani Lea. Natalie was my instructor, and she is amazing! She worked with my schedule, it was fun leaning from her, and I wouldn't change anything about the experience I had. She is a great person, and I've learned so much from her. Lindsey is also so nice and always willing to help. I highly recommend Lani Lea.
James Carroll
James Carroll
02:55 04 Sep 18
Lani Lea is an outstanding flight school. My children came to visit and I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for them. After looking around, I called and spoke with Lindsey about flight options. She was extraordinary with her customer service, worked with my last minute schedule, and even suggested an Introduction Flight for my daughter. She absolutely loved it! Natalie was the instructor suggested for the intro flight, and we couldn't have asked for a better one! She was very patient and reassuring with my daughter, and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable throughout the entire experience. Both my daughter and son were all smiles the entire day. It was a truly memorable experience and I highly recommend Lani Lea. I will be going back!
James Webster
James Webster
16:44 09 Jul 18
The two girls who run the flight school are amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone, such a friendly and welcoming environment to fly
Alex Linardos
Alex Linardos
10:10 02 Jul 18
My experience at Lani Lea flight school was amazing! Natalie and Lindsey really made a fun and comfortable environment at the school. Natalie (my instructor) was very fun and professional to fly with! Lindsey was also amazing and helped me with anything I needed. One of the best thing was that the flight schedule was flexible and they were able to adjust for me. The facilities and aircraft were also very nice and well maintained. I have nothing but good things to say about this place, really look forward coming back to Hawaii and flying there again!!
mark downs
mark downs
19:14 10 May 18
Natalie is a great cfi. Very professional
chaz edlao
chaz edlao
01:02 07 Mar 18
Everything I did over at Lani Lea was major. Great instructors, Kai and Natalie do amazing getting the information you need stuck in your head and fast. If you wanna be a pilot and you’re from Hawaii you know where to go. #majah
Matthew Bostock
Matthew Bostock
23:33 01 Nov 17
Awesome experience! I only had 34 hrs of flight time, and hadn't flown in 4 1/2 years. 9 days later and only 13 hrs with Lani Lea, and I'm now a confident private pilot. Prices are great, plane was well maintained, and the staff went above and beyond to help me though every step. Would highly recommend flying with Kai or Natalie!
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Lani Lea Flight School & Sky Tours
Based on 7 Reviews
William D.
William D.
2018-10-07 18:08:05
I'm in the military and I needed help with my pilots licence. I needed to finish a private pilot check ride that I couldn't finish in my original location...
James C.
James C.
2018-09-03 19:45:06
Lani Lea is an outstanding flight school. My children came to visit and I wanted to do something out of the ordinary for them. After looking around, I...
Kinte H.
Kinte H.
2018-07-02 18:09:22
Awesome place. I am in town for work. After calling and visiting a few schools, I came across Lani Lea. Lindsey gave me the run down, and provided...
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