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Address: 407 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9109
Phone Number: +1 252-473-4247
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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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A truly wonderful experience

My family and I booked a flight for my father's 89th birthday. He trained in a similar biplane during WWII. To find an authentic Biplane was a real treasure. Not only were the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
godwinolli
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I booked a flight for my father's 89th birthday. He trained in a similar biplane during WWII. To find an authentic Biplane was a real treasure. Not only were the pilot and staff courteous and accommodating, the pilot was so very gracious to my father and gave him a truly wonderful flight experience. We will most certainly... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We were looking for a fun, different experience to share for a 50th birthday. So, while staying on the outer banks for a few days as part of the 50th getaway, we had searched for something to do as the key event. We called Barrier Island Aviation in advance, they were super friendly, answered our questions and we booked a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Great ride today in the biplane! A must-do for any OBX lover. See your favorite destination from the air! A great experience!

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again next year. More 

Delran, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We took a one hour flight in a Cessna down to the end of Hatteras and back . The flight was well worth the time and money. To see the Outer Banks from the air was a great experience.Our trip was right after hurricane Hermine and we could see how much the water was up on the shore, very eye... More 

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed yourselves and had the opportunity to see our beautiful Outer Banks from the air. More 

Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We loved our bi-plane trip with pilot Andy! Big Red was a surprisingly smooth ride and didn't disappoint offering excitement amazing views!

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Come fly with us again next year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

If you are visiting the Outer Banks and are planning to do an air tour do yourself a favor and fly on Big Red, a WW II biplane trainer. The open cockpit and nimble plane are the way to go if you really want to feel like you are truly flying. My daughter and I took the 20 minute ride... More 

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your daughter had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again next year. More 

Oxford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Great flight. Took my future son-in law up for his first biplane flight. Really enjoyed it Andy was a great pilot and host. He flew like he could do it in his sleep.

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glad you had a good time and thanks for coming More 

Telford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Had a wonderful but too short flight, should have purchased a longer one but wife was not sure. The pilot, Andy, was very patient with me (I'm a little handicapped) as was the receptionist. Had a great view of the Wright Memorial. We saw a large sea turtle, schools of fish, a person parasailing, old shipwrecks, and a fantastic view... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

My wife and I came on this biplane ride yesterday for our 10th anniversary and what a wonderful time it was!! We took the 35 minute ride over the southern route and it was a beautiful flight and it was great having an experienced pilot like Andy flying this nice classic biplane and he was very knowledgeable of the area... More 

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Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The hour long tour to Cape Hatteras gives you spectacular view and if you are lucky, as we were, you may see sharks schooling on the sand bars near the Cape. We were told that there were even more for the flight just before ours, and the pilot took the extra effort to locate them when they were not in... More 

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