September 15, 2020
In the late 1980’s, working at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, I personally saw 3 helicopters go down in front of me within a couple year span. This is when the heliport pad was located at the end of the beach and the Ala Wai boat harbor. As a resident of Kailua, I’ve seen the wreckage of a helicopter spread across our neighborhood. We’ve seen the horror stories of the crashes on Kauai and Maui. So many fatalities. Helicopters have no place traveling across our neighborhoods. They drop from the sky and almost always kill someone. They are a proven danger. I’m against them in residential areas.