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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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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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Enjoyed the whole experience. Everyone was so nice and the plane ride was awesome! Received a video of my ride.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the whole experience. Everyone was so nice and the plane ride was awesome! Received a video of my ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Andy was our pilot and we had a blast! We lucked out and had a beautiful day with blue green ocean! We even saw a school of drum and we saw a shipwreck. We took the 35 min ride to Oregon Inlet and it was worth it! What a rush feeling the air like that! A must at the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Andy Rosman & the entire staff are great. We look forward to our flight every year! Their flight tours are an awesome way to view the beauty the Outer Banks of NC! Looking forward to next year already!!

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Walkersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our flight. The pilot even took us over our home so I could get an aerial shot. It was a beautiful day! We would recommend Barrier Island Aviation to visitors and residents of the Outer Banks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our first biplane ride! My husband is afraid of heights (he was sweating buckets from anxiety as we got buckled into the plane) but he sucked it up and went and said it wasn't scary at all and we both loved it! We did the 20 minute tour. Take off and landing was so quick it was negligible so we... More 

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Scott Depot, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our family vacations twice a year in the Outer Banks (Kill Devil Hills) of North Carolina, enjoying all of the sights that beautiful area offers. One aspect that was lacking was seeing the area and two of our favorite attractions, Bodie Lighthouse and Wright Brothers memorial from above. To accomplish this earlier this month, August 2015, we took a half-hour... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a very cool experience. We went for 20 minutes. Pricey, but worthwhile. Shorter would have been too short. We could easily have stayed longer, but the 20 minute trip was enough to get comfortable with the experience and see lots of cool stuff. If there's something specific you'd like to see, be sure to tell the pilot. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a 30 minute Cessna flight. Our pilot, Trevor, was great! He pointed out so many landmarks as we flew, also dolphin pods and pelican flocks. Very smooth flight (I'm a nervous flyer) and it was really cool to see everything from a different viewpoint! Definitely recommended!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've taken a few flying lessons here in the past and recently took a quick 10 minute flight in the Cessna with my boyfriend. Great experience, and Andy told us a lot about the landmarks. Everyone should check this out when you're in OBX.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It has been my moms dream to ride in a biplane and this week we made it happen. A 10 minute trip on the biplane was $40 each but the experience was wonderful. The pilot was very patient with us as we took a hundred pictures and even offered to take some for us then helped us get comfortable in... More 

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