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Barrier Island Aviation

407 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-4247
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Ranked #5 of 20 activities in Manteo
Type: Tours
Owner description: The best way to view the magnificent beauty of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Seating up to two passengers in front of our pilot, our open cockpit... more » Owner description: The best way to view the magnificent beauty of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Seating up to two passengers in front of our pilot, our open cockpit aircraft is one of the original WWII trainer biplanes built by WACO. Flying in this vintage aircraft is truly an unforgettable experience! « less
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This past year I enjoyed my second ride around Manteo and Kitty Hawk with Andy of Barrier Island Aviation. I love flying but the historic aspect of the biplane and flying over the Wright Brothers memorial made this experience even more special. The ride is a wonderful gift for any history or aviation enthusiast.

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butler, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and his 10-year-old daughter went on their second open-cockpit biplane just this past June, 2014. They did the same trip last year, and he and I went a couple years or so before that. All three trips were everything we had hoped. You fly out over the ocean, to see ship wrecks, and around the area, and the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I am French in vacation at Nags Head, contacted Barrier Island Aviation about renting an airplane. I rented an airplane C-172 to bring all my familly in law in the air 3 by 3. It was a succes, they all loved it and are ready for another tour next year. I had to fly with an instructor before to make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The only way to make your vacation complete is visit Barrier Island Aviation and have Andy give you an incredible view from above!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wonderful experience!!! Definitely choose the longer flight it provides such a distinctive perspective of OBX. Will return for another trip .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I can't stress enough how cool the bi plane tour was! Andy was excellent, as usual, and we will be doing this again! I hope everyone has the chance to do this!

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My daughter and I took the 35 minute flight. It was not long enough!! If you are thinking about doing this do not opt out for the shorter flight. Andy, the pilot was so friendly and made a point of scouting out the dolphins below and other things. Once something is spotted, hang on because he will make a great... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What can I say about this except SUPERB!!!!!!!!! we took the 20 min flight in the 1939 Biplane and what a great flight. My wife and I were taken very good care of by our pilot Andy and through the flight we had the narrative from him on the various historic locations below us. We really enjoyed looking the part... More

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Middletown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was my second time up in the biplane. The first time was so AWESOME. It was the highlight of my trip to the Outer Banks. This time was just as great. Enjoyed hearing about what we were seeing and seeing the beauty of the area. Everyone at the airfield was friendly and helpful right down to the offical greater... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We really enjoyed the excitement of riding in an open cockpit, historic biplane while viewing the breath taking scenery of the outer banks areas around Hattaras or over to Wright brothers first flight area in Kill Devil Hills with Barrier Island Aviation. Outstanding views of the beaches, marshes, ocean, etc. Passengers are supplied with leather flight hats containing built in... More

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