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Barrier Island Aviation

407 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954
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Ranked #3 of 21 Activities in Manteo
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Barrier Island Aviation was friendly, reasonable, professional and just awesome! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS to all who visit the Outer Banks! We'll do it again our next trip to OBX!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Once we arrived at the hanger the pilot and the office staff made us feel like family. This is a Veteran Friendly business and they went above and far beyond what we ever expected to see on our flight. I have been on several flights commercial and non commercial and Andy was by far the best pilot I have ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The staff at Barrier Island Aviation are very nice and welcoming. I went on my first aerial tour today...was very nervous but our pilot Ryan was awesome and made my trip very comfortable. I highly recommend Barrier Island Aviation aerial tours a must do on the vacation plans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This is the best thing to do while on the island. The pilot is one of the best i have flown with, i have flown alot! It was my husbands & kids 1st time, he made it enjoyable for the whole family. The sights are unbelievably beautiful. Do it first or do it last, just do it. You will not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a great experience. This is a nice way to spend the day with family. Andy was very friendly and courteous. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When your Red Baron instinct flares-up , this is the place & ride to do . Extremely professional , courteous , Andy & all are first class . I did a few of these before and this one was the best. Pick your flyover from 8 to 20 minutes and enjoy ! Plus you get your ride on dvd for... More

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Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Had an absolutely great time. Andy the pilot, and Stephanie(hope I got that right) were super. Would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to fly in an old biplane.

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North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband's birthday present and he really enjoyed it. The bi-plane ride was smooth and the tour allowed him to see amazing views of the ocean, bay, dunes, & other memorable OBX sites. He would definitley do it again. The staff was great and the red bi-plane is beautiful. No other experience quite like it. Thanks B.I. Aviation for a... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is great and very friendly staff!! We've been here twice . The first time was 2 years ago. That time we only had 2 kids (8&2) and they both went up in a Cessna with their dad. The 2 year old fell asleep shortly after take off...but our 8 year old and my husband loved it. Which brings... More

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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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