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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
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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This was my first time flying in an open-cockpit and it was awesome! Next time I will opt for a longer flight to not only see more sights, but just for the sheer joy of flying in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was my first time flying in an open-cockpit and it was awesome! Next time I will opt for a longer flight to not only see more sights, but just for the sheer joy of flying in the WACO. I recommend Barrier to any and all visiting Manteo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My son and I did the discovery tour with flying in their 1942 Waco biplane. Andy our pilot was awesome. My son cannot stop talking about it. I am seriously thinking about doing the longer tour. If you are on the fence you need to do it as it is an experience of a lifetime.

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Hickory, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wow! What a great experience. Walked into the business office and from the start could see a relaxed but professional atmosphere. We were greeted at the desk and told of our reservation. We than waited at the openning of the hanger. Clean and organized. ( I'm Annalist ) The plane was in excellent condition. Enough about the business....Great plane ride... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a fantastic experience! We have been visiting the Outer Banks for many, many years and this is the first time we have taken an aviation tour of the island. Our pilot, Trevor, was amazing and very skilled and he pointed out many landmarks on both land and sea during our two hour flight. It was so awesome seeing the... More 

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

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 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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natick, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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Roanoke
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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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Additional Information about Barrier Island Aviation

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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