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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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Barberton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing experience flying over the Outer Banks in a WWII bi-plane! Our pilot, Andy, made it a great experience. Not to be missed when visiting the Outer Banks!

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Fall Church
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Great folks at Barrier Island Aviation. I rented their C172K model and took up the family for a ride down the beach. Very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them if you are considering renting a plane during a vacation. Keith

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Monaca, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Bottom line: Make a point to share your patronage with these good folks, starting with the lovely Stephanie at the front desk, through to the superb hangar crew and finally into the cockpit of the venerable WACO with the ever-capable Andy Rosman. They're the best! :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you think the views of the Outer Banks are great from the beach, well, then you should see them from the air in a biplane! We booked a flight on Sunday, August 10, 2014 and we had the time of our lives. The plane is beautiful and it’s so much fun riding in the front and listening to Andy... More

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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