Seeing the island by air

Don't be afraid to spend the money, if you have it, to see the island by air. Your trip must include a flight over Pu'u O'o Vent which is producing much of the hot lava flowing.

A helicopter takes us on a ride to Waimanu Valley and over Pu'u O'o Crater
I think that seeing the island by helicopter might be more enjoyble than by airplane. You can get very close to the site you are viewing in one of these
Waimanu Valley taken from a helicopter
Waimanu Valley lies below us on our helicopter flight