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Striking Resilience: Lahaina’s Flight of Aloha Rises from Ashes to Soar Again

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Lahaina, HI — November 1st 2023

Amidst the charred remnants of the devastating Lahaina fire on August 8th, 2023, a tale of indomitable spirit and community resurgence unfolds. Ola Shaw, the visionary behind Flight of Aloha, is not merely rebuilding but embodying the essence of aloha through his unique flying ride business.

The genesis of Flight of Aloha traces back to a family trip to Disneyland in 2013, where Shaw's parents were enchanted by Soar'n Over California. However, it wasn't until the post-2019 era that Ola translated this inspiration into tangible efforts.

Tragedy struck when Ola's father faced a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. During a poignant trip to Alaska, the family encountered "Wings Over Washington," reigniting his father's vision for Ola to infuse talents and cultural roots into a similar venture in their native Hawaii.

Beyond entrepreneurial aspirations, Shaw is an advocate for Hawaiian culture. Through Flight of Aloha, the goal isn’t to only entertain but hopefully educate, shedding light on these vital issues.

Post the Lahaina fire, Ola envisions a community-centric rebuild process, emphasizing the inclusion of local voices in shaping the town's future. While Flight of Aloha patiently awaits its moment for resurgence in Lahaina, expansion plans are already in motion for the Big Island and Oahu.

More than a ride, Flight of Aloha promises a cultural immersion experience. From culturally accurate pre-show narratives to traditional songs during the ride, Ola Shaw envisions enveloping participants in the rich tapestry of Hawaiian heritage.

In a triumph for Flight of Aloha, their first feature ride film has garnered rave reviews, earning the distinction of being licensed to other flying theaters across the country. This recognition further solidifies Shaw's commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry.

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