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Barrier Island Aviation

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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...more
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407 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9109
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for something that's fun and a little different, you have to book a Bi-plane Tour with Barrier Island Aviation. Andy (pilot) and Amy (staff) are very friendly and accommodating. I can't tell you how exciting and fun it is to ride in...More

Thank Tony S
OBX4AIR, Manager at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best time. Amy (staff) and Andy (pilot) were awesome.amy took pictures with my family by the plane without being asked. Andy pointed out all points of interest during the trip . It was worth every penny and then some. Don't forget to tip the...More

Thank Mike S
OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Mike! We enjoyed having you, and your family fly with us! Please come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place because of TripAdvisor reviews. A biplane should be from the 40s or before. Not a new plane. We had a great time. I would certainly do this again. Highly recommended!

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed it! Please come fly with us again soon.

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This is one of 2 companies offering biplane rides at the same airport. The difference is that this one uses an authentic 1942 plane. The other company uses a modern replica. No question which my husband was going to choose! Amazing experience. We didn't have...More

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad y'all enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We took the hour long flight to the southern part of the Outer Banks and really enjoyed it. They even let us take our puppy dog. We’ve been traveling here for 30 years but it’s a totally new trill to see it from the air....More

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you so much for the review & flying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed it, come see us again soon!

Reviewed August 4, 2018

07/27/17 As a birthday gift to myself, I took the 30 minute Bi-plane ride! It was awesome!!! The staff, Andy and Amy, were so friendly, nice and very professional. The waiting room is nice, clean, and family friendly.Andy flew that plane better than most people...More

Thank Christopher G
OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you so much for the sweet review, we are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Our 4 and 7 yr old boys loved the private plane ride in the small Cesna. They were amazed at the view from the sky. We even got to see dolphins! Our Pilot was very knowledgeable and top-notch! We will be back! Kim S.

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

We are so glad everyone enjoyed it! Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

My family and I went for a CESNA flight and had a great time! It was their first time in any type of a plane and they loved it and handled it great. We were in flight for about 30-minutes and say much of the...More

Thank Craig A
OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Come fly with us again soon.

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

My family had a great time on our cesna ride today. Pilot Andy was completely accommodating, as we accidentally booked a trip for next week when we tried to book today. When we showed up, he still let us go today without any extra charge...More

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Thank you so much for the sweet review, we are so glad you enjoyed it. Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed July 3, 2018

I'd been wanting to take a biplane ride for some time, so I finally did it. The people there are really nice to talk to - very informative as well as easy to talk to. It was very interesting watching the planes that pull the...More

Thank Marty B
OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

We are so glad you were able to fly with us and enjoyed it! Thank you for the great review, we hope you come see us again!

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Response from Christopher G | Reviewed this property |
Depends on level of mobility. If in doubt their Cessna plane is easier to get in and out of. Suggest you call Andy or Amy and ask directly.
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