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Barrier Island Aviation

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Address: 407 Airport Road, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-4247
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The best way to view the magnificent beauty of the Outer Banks of North...
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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What better way to see the birthplace of aviation than from a WWII biplane? A great tour from a knowledgeable guide. So much fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

What better way to see the birthplace of aviation than from a WWII biplane? A great tour from a knowledgeable guide. So much fun!

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Bloomingdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was such a great experience. It made you feel what it was like for WW II pilots that fought in the air. Actually wore the headgear the pilots use to use.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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

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

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

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
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12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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