About Kikaha by Island Air 01 – Spring 2014
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Kīkaha, the inflight publication for Island Air. The name of this magazine, Kīkaha, is derived from the Hawaiian word meaning to soar or glide. It is inspired by the ‘i‘iwi bird, the icon that graces the airline’s logo and incites a desire to travel and explore within us all. As you read this issue, you will be guided to the people and places that make our islands the most unique in the world; you will be connected to the culture of Hawai‘i, provided with profound experiences; and you will be captivated, shown a place unlike the one from which you came. Like Island Air, we are proud to serve our Hawaiian Islands, and we extend the warmest aloha as we welcome you to our beautiful Hawai‘i.
About the cover
On the cover is an aerial shot of Diamond Head at sunset from a perspective seldom seen by most. It was shot by Cameron Brooks, an aerial photographer from Honolulu who graduated from Punahou Schools in 2001. Hawai‘i is his favorite place in the world, and he takes frequent helicopter flights with Novictor Aviation to capture the most remote and unseen areas of O‘ahu. Currently he is planning new flights to capture more of the neighbor islands in all of their splendor. His artwork can be seen in hotels, restaurants, and luxury condos throughout the islands. For a more extensive view of his work, visit cameronbrooksart.com.