Cruising Altitudes Below 3,000 Feet
Westbound flightsó 1000, 2000, or 3000 feet MSL
This cruising rule is observed by virtually all light planes flying in
Hawaii (Fig. 3-2). There is an easy way to remember the cruising altitude
rule. The lowest VFR cruising altitude by the FAA's rules is 3500 feet
for eastbound flights. Work backwards in 500 foot increments from this
altitude while alternating direction of flight and you'll have Hawaii's
rule (3000 feet westbound, 2500 feet eastbound, 2000 feet westbound, etc.).