About Kikaha by Island Air 02 – Summer 2014
The temperatures are heating up and the sun is shining brighter than ever, which means it’s officially summertime in Hawai‘i. There is no better time to be in the islands than now. The days are longer; the tradewinds blow coolly; summer swells arrive. For many, summer vacation means carefree, lackadaisical living—long days spent with toes dug into the warm sand, or camping languidly in the wild under the stars with friends and family. For others, summer months are busier than ever: food and wine festivals to organize; orchids to grow for award season; dances to learn for obon, the traditional Japanese festival honoring ancestors long gone. But regardless of how you spend your time in the islands, one thing is certain: If you are reading this issue of Kīkaha, you are truly in the most beautiful place in the world. 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.
On the Cover
On the cover is an aerial shot of Dillingham Beach on O‘ahu’s North Shore. 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.