Traveling in French Polynesia can be a bit worrisome. Out of three inter-island flights, we had one three hour delay. Being in the middle of nowhere, that meant sitting on concrete benches in a hut for four hours (three hours extra + one standard hour). When we researched Tahiti we saw a lot of five island tour vacations. I would highly recommend not to do those as travel is rather challenging in French Polynesia. When we were delayed for three hours, three couples were only going to the next island over (approx. 20 miles). They ended up having to wait four hours for a 20 minute ride.
We were surprised by the skill of the pilots, they routinely landed in 30 - 45mph crosswinds without a problem. They must be used to it I guess. The flights were otherwise uneventful, just the way I like them.