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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
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Awesome tour

Great tour! We went on the 20 minute tour and it was worth every penny. We passed our family on the beach and waved. The pilot pointed out interesting sights but did not talk our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great tour! We went on the 20 minute tour and it was worth every penny. We passed our family on the beach and waved. The pilot pointed out interesting sights but did not talk our ears off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic addition to any vacation! Took my 4 year old son up and it was his dream come true: Hands on plane access, high five a real pilot, watch a dozen other planes take off and land. Is there anything else on a little boy's bucket list?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Booked same day. Very personable staff and pilots. Nice tour in the biplane and my kids enjoyed the Cessna tour. Great value for great entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great ride! The pilot very knowledgeable and pointed out key sites to look at. Thanks again, I can now check this off my bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Fantastic gift from my relative. The thirty minutes went by so quick. Our pilot was very friendly and I could bring two friends along. A heckuva good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There is no better way to see the Outer Banks than seeing it from the sky! My family and I had an excellent 2 hr. sunset flight. The pilot was friendly, polite and seemed very knowledgeable. He seemed to genuinely want us to enjoy our flight. I'm so glad we decided to see OBX from the sky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A great way to see the OBX. It was enjoyable, and our pilot was knowledgeable and a heck of a nice guy!

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was our 4th time flying in the Waco biplane. The sound of the engine and wind rushing by is awesome and the view of the Outerbanks is just as good! Andy is a great guy and pilot. Whether you are interested in vintage aviation or sightseeing or both this is a can't miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent. Andy is great!!! GoPro video nice added value and ride was smooth and always worth the price for such a view!!

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Elkridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I heard about these airplane adventure tours on the Outer Banks tourism website and doing one was on the top of my list for a must-do activity during my first time at the Outer Banks. I looked at a few of the companies offering these tours, and after calling Barrier Island Aviation and speaking to Stephanie, I decided that this... More 

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Additional Information about Barrier Island Aviation

Address: Address: 407 Airport Road, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-4247
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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