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Barrier Island Aviation

Manteo, NC, USA
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About Barrier Island Aviation
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! We also offer rides in a Cessna 172 (3 passengers) & a Cessna 206 (5 passengers).
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Leslie E wrote a review Jun 20
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Very nice, excellent flight Was something I had wanted to do for some time. Now I can say I did it Very friendly people.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Aubrey wrote a review Jun 17
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No complaints from our biplane ride. Friendly people, beautiful ride, and we had a great pilot. Would do again
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Date of experience: June 2021
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erin wrote a review Jun 11
Nags Head, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
My 11 year old and I joined Ben the pilot for a 30minute Cessna plane ride and it was amazing! Ben pointed out the features of the island including the Wright Bros memorial, dunes, and many other landmarks from above. We could even see schools of stingray swimming in the ocean. It was such a nice way to see the island. Ben is a very experienced pilot and knowledgeable about the area. We really enjoyed the experience and wished we had signed up for a longer tour! I highly recommend this service and opportunity!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Debbie B wrote a review Jun 7
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Our 11yr old son flew in Big Red, solo! He had a blast and is ready to fly again! Andy was great with him. It was his first time flying in anything. Very friendly people! Wonderful place!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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cw759 wrote a review May 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina8 contributions
My husband and I, then our two adult children took a 20 minute flight on the 1942 WACO biplane flight. It was a blast in the open cockpit and we'd do it again in a heartbeat. The pilot was professional and personable and very safety conscious. We all highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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