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June 2004 - Route: East Maui tour from Kahului Airport, counter-clockwise.

While in Maui, I stayed at The Fairmont Kea Lani. This is a POSH hotel with nice pools and a beach.

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This view of the East Maui mountain was taken from the Fairmont. The top of the mountain was in cloud the entire time I was there.

I should have rented a car for convenience. The next best thing is a SpeediShuttle. The hard part is describing where you want to go to the driver. (The end of a desolate little road near the control tower, by a rusty old gate, at Kahului Airport, Maui.)

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Here is the rusty old gate. Beyond it airside is Maui Aviators.
I rented a Cessna 172L with instructor Fletch Miller. Since I didn't have time for a proper checkride, I just brought Feltch along for the tour. I am 5' 9" tall, the shorter guy.

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Here is The Fairmon Kea Lani from 500 ft. MSL.
Somewhere down there are the remains of Charles Lindbergh.

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The American Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association calls Kahului Airport the "windiest" airport in the USA. I received this certificate for my crosswind landing - 100% rudder deflection.
Back on the ground, I caught this sunset.

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