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Address: 407 Airport Road, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-4247
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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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They flew me to VA and back! Great flights!

Andy the pilot flew me from Ocracoke, NC to Chester, VA and picked me up and flew me back a week later. The flights were smooth and beautiful! He pointed out all the major... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ocracoke Island, NC
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Ocracoke Island, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Andy the pilot flew me from Ocracoke, NC to Chester, VA and picked me up and flew me back a week later. The flights were smooth and beautiful! He pointed out all the major points of interest on both trips! I will definitely fly with them again and refer them to others. Pam with Pams Pelican B&B Ocracoke, NC

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to take a helicopter tour over Cape Cod and the cranberry bogs, experience a glider released from a plane over Maine, and fly in a float plane in Alaska but this WWII biplane experience tops them all. I am sure that the perfect, sunny weather had something to do with it as... More 

Thank Lucysfriend
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We did a one hour tour, which was enough time to get from the airport all the way down to the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and back. Beautiful day, and our pilot, Andy, was a fantastic guide pointing out wrecks poking through the water and explaining what we were seeing and answering our questions. We're glad we thought of doing something... More 

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Quinton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Andy the pilot had all the info that you could want about the Outer Banks. We rode in the Bi-plane. What a great plane. Andy thanked us for choosing the bi-plane other wise he would not had the chance to be in the open and see the beautiful day. The only downside was the CD wasn't loaded in the recorder.

Thank Mimitimes4
Omro, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife took the bi-plane ride. It was a truly enjoyable experience. Andy was the pilot and did a fantastic job giving her a great bi-plane ride. He banked the plane so she could see much of the island sights. Stephanie was very helpful in the office explaining the other flights. We took the hour flight to the north. We... More 

Thank 436Terry68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Just about every summer day I'm on the beach in Nags Head, I see the red biplane fly by. I finally got around to going up in it on a perfect October afternoon. Andy flew us over Kitty Hawk to the ocean, down to Nags Head and back to Manteo. What an experience! The plane is a work of art,... More 

Thank Brian W
Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Few things are better than flying over beautiful country in a meticulously maintained vintage (WWII) biplane. This is much superior to flying in a modern airplane or modern replica biplane. Sit where hundreds of flying cadets sat when they learned to fly in this same aircraft.

Thank hughh65
Hardy, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was a pleasant experience Andy (the pilot) was terrific took a flight to Hatteras and back saw a shipwreck ,fish and many boats. We took this flight ,Oct. 9,2015 at 1:00PM. It was a bright clear sunny day,Andy spent extra time with us. Will return next year for the Bi-plane ride.Thanks Andy. Don and Diane Yunker, Hardy Va.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

A chance to ride in a Real Authentic WWII biplane. It was fantastic! The staff and pilot were genuinely friendly and the pilot was a good guide pointing out landmarks etc. I only did the 8 minute flight but will definitely go for the longer flight on my next trip. It was an adventure for me and I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

Thank Crystal L
Cumberland, ri
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We took a Cessna flight, my 7 year old son and I. It was truly amazing and I am a pilot too. Flew over all major landmarks in 30 minutes. Flew over beaches, bridges, piers, Wrights Brothers' memorial and so many other areas. Was truly smooth, professional, good services and very nice. Loved it. Our pilot had more than 1000... More 

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