Flight Training2018-09-10T18:36:58+00:00


Learn to Fly in Hawaii

Discovery Flights

We offer new pilots with the chance to dip their toes into the world of aviation. You will be introduced to the basics of flight maneuvers and instruments, just enough to see if flying is for you. It can be one of the most memorable journeys of your life.

The Discovery Flight lasts between 30 to 45 minutes and will allow you a view of Pearl Harbor and the surrounding areas. Discovery Flight Cost – $79 + Hourly Instructor Fee. Discovery Flights must be flown during non-peak hours (before 10:00am or after 2:00pm)

Every pilot has to start out somewhere.



It’s the perfect time to learn how to fly. Whether it’s for your own enjoyment or you are following your dreams of becoming a commercial pilot, Lani Lea Flight School can take you there. Flying around the Hawaiian islands will never disappoint. You can learn to fly in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Safety is our #1 priority and we offer our services at exceptional prices.


How do I get started?2018-06-08T15:58:02+00:00

Please give our office a call at (808) 839-6000 or email info.lanilea@gmail.com. We will be able to schedule you with a Certified Flight Instructor at your convenience.

What ratings and services do you offer for flight training?2018-06-08T15:58:21+00:00

We currently offer training for the Private Pilot’s License. We are also able to provide Biennial Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, and minimal Instrument instruction.

What information do you require from me before I start flight training?2018-06-08T15:59:53+00:00

If you are a US citizen, in order to get started we will need you to bring in a current passport or birth certificate and a photo ID. For non-US citizens, the TSA requires prior approval to begin flight training. If you have any questions, please contact our office. Information on the AFSP can be found here.

What are the requirements to get a Private Pilot’s License?2018-06-08T16:00:14+00:00

You will need to complete a total of at least 40 hours flight instruction. Additionally, you will have to pass an FAA written test and an oral and practical flight test with an FAA examiner.

How much does it cost to get a Private Pilot’s License?2018-06-08T16:00:36+00:00

An estimated range to complete your Private Pilot’s License certification is $8,000 – $10,000.

What types of airplanes do you use for training?2018-06-08T16:01:29+00:00

The model of airplane we give training in is the Cessna 172. The Cessna 172 is the most popular model of airplane around the world.  A general overview can be found here, but please contact our office for any questions regarding our specific models.

Would you recommend any training study material?2018-06-08T16:05:26+00:00

There are a wide array both online and hardcopy study material. Please take a look at the following links to get you started:


How do I get my medical certificate? How long is it valid for?2018-06-08T16:06:24+00:00

You will need to fill out a preliminary application through MedXPress. Information on how to complete this can be found at https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/medical_certification/get

Next, the FAA has deemed that all potential pilots undergo an exam from a certified Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). We can provide you with a list of local AMEs or you can search for you own through the following link: https://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator

You will only require a Third Class Medical Certificate for your Private Pilot’s License. If you are over 40, the certificate is good for 2 years. If you are under 40, the certificate is good for 5 years.

I already have my Pilot’s License, but have not flown in years. How can you help me?2018-06-08T16:06:42+00:00

You will need to complete at least 10 hours of training, the Biennial Flight Review can be included in this timeframe.

How long is a Pilot’s License good for?2018-06-08T16:07:00+00:00

As long as you complete a Biennial Flight Review (every 2 years) and have a current Medical Certificate, your license will never expire.

Do you offer financing?2018-06-08T16:08:26+00:00

For financing information, please inquire with our office at (808) 839-6000 or email info.lanilea@gmail.com.


We offer a comfortable and relaxing environment for our clients. Students can enjoy quite areas to study in.



Lani Lea Flight School offers flights on an hourly basis plus an additional hourly instructor fee. We pride ourselves on offering our students the lowest prices on the island of Oahu.

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 the student’s discretion. Any remaining balance left on block payments cannot be refunded.
Instructors Fees Are Additional: Instructors are independent contractors, inquire with CFIs on the hourly rate.


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!!
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
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!
mark downs
mark downs
19:14 10 May 18
Natalie is a great cfi. Very professional
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Shealin Johnson
Shealin Johnson
Love my Jenny! She’s a wonderfully fun instructor. Beautiful facility at Lani lea and have a very professional and friendly staff!
Matthew Bostock
Matthew Bostock
Awesome place to take flight lessons. I stopped working on my pilots license years ago and they helped me get back up to speed and pass my exams in 8 days and 13 hrs of training. No other school in the area seemed interested in taking on the challenge but Lani Lea went above and beyond and did it under budget and under time. Worth the trip from Australia and will definitely be coming back.
Ray Peters
Ray Peters
The instructors were all incredibly professional, but still laid back. I had a lot of fun flying around the island and seeing all the amazing sights. Kiana took over from time to time to allow me to safely take pictures and ensured we stayed "on course", especially as we transitioned through the handful of airspaces around Oahu. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Lani Lea. The rates were very reasonable and they have a nice facility. I'll definitely fly with them again next time I'm on the island.
Corey Jean Wollard
Corey Jean Wollard
I have been flying here since I started my training back in May. Their facility, instructors, and planes are excellent.
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134 Nakolo Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
(808) 839-6000


9:00am – 4:00pm
Flight Hours 24/7