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OBX Biplanes

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Address: 410 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-216-7777
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OBX Biplanes offers exciting open cockpit plane rides over the beautiful...

OBX Biplanes offers exciting open cockpit plane rides over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina - you and a friend can cruise over pristine beaches and see lighthouses, shipwrecks and sealife all from the front seat of our 1990 Waco airplane! Operating out of Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, North Carolina. Come fly with us and enjoy the experience of a lifetime...

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Take Flight over the Outer Banks w Larry Ihle and his amazing Bi-Plane!!!

This experience was second to none! I have been a fan of the Outer Banks since I was a child & have lived there several times - working at Kitty Hawk Kites as a Kayak Tour Guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
Kimberly C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This experience was second to none! I have been a fan of the Outer Banks since I was a child & have lived there several times - working at Kitty Hawk Kites as a Kayak Tour Guide and also while playing with the Theatre of Dare. We've always watched the beautiful Bi-Planes cruisin' up and down the coast...and I finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was by far one of my best life experiences ever! I did the twenty minute Barnstormer Tour, and we flew north over the Wright Brothers Monument and saw dolphins. Larry the pilot was so personable & kind. He made me feel very comfortable & my slight nervousness just faded away. My only regret was not getting the aerobatics added... More 

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3 Thank Turners314
Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

As a surprise birthday present to my wife, I drove her to the airport for the 30 minute deluxe trip. She was very surprised and we both had a great time. Larry is a terrific guide and pilot and his wife is really nice, too. 36 years since my first trip to the Outer Banks and I have always wanted... More 

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2 Thank John P
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Yesterday I realized a long-held dream of flying in a Bi-Plane. The flight gave a sense of connecting with the early years of aviation and was a poignant reminder of the role the Outer Banks played in America's first flight by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk in 1908. Larry and Steph made the experience friendly and free of fear.... More 

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1 Thank GaryInman
Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A priceless phenomenal experience where Dad and I were able to share the best flight experience of our lives. The blue skies had the perfect mix of wispy clouds, which flying through in an open cockpit, was amazing and out of this world. Dad has flown in a B-17 Bomber from 1944, Ford Tri Motor with Henry Ford, single engine... More 

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2 Thank John R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

When you take the bi-plane ride you MUST do the 20 minute tour out over the ocean. more $, but well worth it. My husband and I have taken the closed plane over the inlet and then the open cockpit bi-plane. The bi-plane is MUCH more thrilling! and the ocean views were terrific. Bob the pilot was the dead-pan comedian!... More 

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time flying with OBX Biplanes. The staff were all very friendly and fun. We did have difficulty at times hearing the pilot through the headset, however he took the time after landing to allow us to clarify things we didn't hear, and planned to check into the headset issue to fix this for... More 

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1 Thank obxhot1
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

What an adventure and for sure something to check off the bucket list! Larry and Steph were great and the ride was something I will never forget. I included some loops for added fun - this is at the top of my list of fun things I have done

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Woodsfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Awesome trip!! The airport, biplane, and personnel were all top rated!! From answering our questions, timely getting us underway, and addressing our request this company has it going on. Our pilot very professional and experienced. Thanks OBX Flights!!

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The staff at OBX BIPLANES are the greatest !! I have an R/C model plane of the very same biplane and to be able to see one up close and better yet FLY in one was the GREATEST !!!! Touring the Outer Banks from the air is a sight to behold, incredibly beautiful !! Yes it will cost you a... More 

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