On Thursday he boarded a flight to the island of Kalaupapa to “overcome his easy-to-understand fear of flying.” Tough to live in Hawaii without being able to not set foot on the plane. The best part? According to the KHON story, he and the pilot of the plane still regularly chat and text to keep up with each other's lives.
Update: Here's dramatic video of the plane crash that Puentes captured via his GoPro
[H/T: Darla Murray]