Some of us remember the TV series from the 80’s, Magnum P.I., and if you do then you don’t want to miss this upcoming event on the North Shore! Paradise Helicopters is bringing home one of the essential characters of the series….”The Chopper”…the helicopter which Magnum, T.C., and Rick used to fly around Oahu. It has been painstakingly reconditioned/repaired/and recreated “down to the most exacting detail possible” according to Tina Cannon of Phoenix Heliparts. They redid everything according to the original, even obtaining the original tail number, and they topped it off with a nose plate signed by Roger E. Mosley(aka T.C.) and Larry Manetti(aka Rick) from the Magnum series!
Paradise Helicopters, who began operating from the Turtle Bay Resort 10 years ago, will also be holding a Welcome Home Celebration on June 3rd. There will be a blessing of the aircraft, exciting giveaways, Magnum trivia, nostalgia, and fun! Larry Manetti and Roger E. Mosley will be there to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Calvin Dorn, CEO of Paradise Helicopters and a former Marine, said that a portion of the money generated by “The Chopper” will go to the Wounded Warrior Project which benefits service men and women wounded in battle.
Turtle Bay Resort is the only resort on Oahu with a helipad on property and Paradise Helicopters offers guests of the hotel and visitors to the North Shore fabulous guided air adventures over the island! “The Chopper” will be an exciting addition offering an opportunity to get an up close and personal appreciation of this iconic character from the memorable Magnum series. Join them on June 3rd for the Aloha Welcome Home Pa`ina! For more info on the event go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paradise-Helicopters/45316958927.