Mauna Loa Helicopter Training Schools – Hawaii

The Mauna Loa Helicopters Project

When we started working with Mauna Loa Helicopters in February of 2008, the school had a decent website which was being primarily promoted by paid advertising on search engines. We began an extended search engine optimization (SEO) campaign which included re-organizing internal link structure, securing links from other sites, adding alt text tags, honing keywords, and creating a series of informational articles which were shared on the website and in blogs.

Since that time we have built two new websites for the school. The most recent site is fully mobile responsive and features some of their stunning photographs in full width slideshows. The site is built using the WordPress content management system, allowing them to make simple edits to site content with ease.

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In Their Own Words

“We could not be more happy with the quality of our website.  The professional layout Dave has done really holds us apart as one of the top companies in our field.  Our prospective and current customers comment  to us regularly about our stunning website.

We used to spend a lot of money each month to be ranked highly on search engines, Dave keeps us in the top listings better and for a fraction of the cost.  Since the vast majority of our customers are from out of the area and find us on line, it is imperative to our business that we are ranked in the top listings on search engines and that our site is professional and hard hitting.  We feel Dave accomplishes this better than any designer we have worked with.”

Ben Fouts – Mauna Loa Helicopters

The Mauna Loa Tours Project

The third phase of the Mauna Loa project was the construction of a tour site. The Mauna Loa Helicopter Tour website went online in 2014. The site features a mobile responsive design, responsive jQuery slideshow and image gallery. Unlike the school site, the tour operation’s site is built using static HTML and Jquery.  This means that they have less ability to update content on their own, but does allow for a wide range of interesting graphic elements like bamboo borders, layers of textured backgrounds and overlapping fern graphics. Visit them at