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OBX Biplanes

Manteo, NC, USA
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About OBX Biplanes
See the Outer Banks by air...experience the magic, romance and adventure of an open-cockpit biplane ride or a ride in a vintage T6 Texan warbird. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and joy in your heart! There’s really nothing quite like the experience of open-cockpit flying over the Outer Banks, the rumble of the large radial engine, spectacular views along the beautiful North Carolina coast, all while enjoying a narrated airplane tour from one of our experienced obx airplane pilots. Book Outer Banks air tours and charters on OBX biplanes and OBX warbirds because they are the best way for the family to experience the Outer Banks and see all the OBX attractions - lighthouses, monuments, ocean, sounds, islands and more.
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TotallyTurtle wrote a review Aug 2019
Frederick, Maryland19 contributions2 helpful votes
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Our pilot Phil was a fantastic tour guide and experience pilot. He pointed out all the sights, joked around and gave us a little taste of aurobatics. The plan is a 1990 Wako, but it's build to spec like the 1930's model. It was a like flying in history! My boyfriend is a pilot and loved this tour, as did I. The open cockpit is awesome! Wow does that wind really blow when you put your arm out the side! I would suggest bringing a camera of your own. They sell video for $45 using a GoPro hero (aka the first ever model of GoPro 960p or 1080p). The quality is low and they definitely should upgrade to a newer 4K model. I bought the video and it still lovely. However, I also brought and nice DSLR camera & my cell phone and they worked great!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Phil is indeed fantastic and VERY experienced! Glad you enjoyed the flight and yes, it's a good idea to stay tucked behind the windshield during the flight as it's about 100 mph breeze if you hold any body parts out! Appreciate the advice about upgrading to a newer go-pro and that is in the works for next year. Thanks so much for joining us and the helpful tips about the flight, hope to see you again next time you're in the area....
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Rich J wrote a review Aug 2019
New Bern, North Carolina3 contributions
Everyone we dealt with was great and very professional. My son and I were scheduled to go up on a Wednesday afternoon and the weather forecast was not looking good. They called us several hours ahead of time to see if we could come earlier. Unfortunately, we were over 45 minutes away and by the time we got there a storm came through. They were great about rescheduling us for the next day. Again the weather looked a little iffy on Thursday afternoon and we received a call asking if we could come earlier. Fortunately, this time, we were able to show up earlier than planned. As we got there, the biplane was just getting back from a flight. We were so excited. We were introduced to our pilot Phil whose was great. While in the air Phil points out things of interest as well as telling you of the history of the area. We chose to take the Barnstormer north tour, which flies over Jockey's Ridge, the Wright Brother's Museum and the beaches. If you think the area looks beautiful from the ground, it looks even more spectacular from the air. The plane flies so smooth, we could've stayed up there for hours. My 20 year old son said it was one of the coolest things he has ever done. We are looking forward to getting back up there to do the south tour next. It truly was a great experience and the people at OBX Biplanes were a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend this business!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Many thanks for joining us, and for your flexibility with scheduling! We've had our fair share of weather lately, but it's always worth the wait to soar the skies over the beautiful Outer Banks and we're glad you enjoyed it! Phil is a fountain of knowledge about the area, and loves to point things out to customers who have never seen the area from the air. While the northern route is the most popular, the southern stretch over Wanchese and Oregon Inlet is beautiful too, look forward to taking you both that way next time. We really appreciate all your kinds words, thanks so much for joining us!
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Rick C wrote a review Aug 2019
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The sunset flight with my wife and Phil our pilot in the Waco was incredible! A romantic adventure! You could feel Phil's enthusiasm and passion for flying! Flying over the Wright Brothers Memorial in a biplane, It awed us! I flew with Larry in the T-6 Texan the next morning early. Opt for the acrobatics, my first time, forget your fears, if I can do it so can you! The OBX is a beautiful place. Fly early or late. What an adventure in a beautiful place! Thanks to Phil, Larry, and Stephanie for an experience that will never be forgotten. Rick
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes
Responded Aug 29, 2019
You certainly had the best of both worlds with the double flying adventure! We sure appreciate you joining us, and glad you enjoyed both Phil and Larry as your pilots. We are so lucky to have them both flying with us in such unique aircraft. Thanks so much for flying with us, look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area....
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Brendan Shott wrote a review Aug 2019
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I had a blast riding in the T-6 Texan! A one of a kind experience that isn't available everywhere. I chose the $449 30-minute flight (that includes aerobatics) and I absolutely loved it! I think WWII era planes are the coolest out there and if you do too, I couldn't recommend this more. Totally worth the cost! Doing some wing-overs at 5000ft in the air was one of the coolest things I've ever experienced. My family and I also took the $130 10-minute Helicopter tour (up to 3 people) and my 6-year-old loved every moment of it! Next time we are in the area we will be taking a ride in the Biplane for sure! My 6-year-old can't wait, and neither can I!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes
Responded Aug 29, 2019
So glad you enjoyed both trips! The Texan indeed is a one of a kind experience, and glad you liked the optional aerobatics, too. And we loved taking the family up in the helicopter - it's perfect for kids with big bubble windows at every seat. We will be saving you a couple seats in the open cockpit biplane next trip - thanks so much for looking us up!
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BethKraf wrote a review Aug 2019
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Just awesome! What a fun way to see OBX! Phil was great. Can't wait to do it again. Thanks for a great ride!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes
Responded Aug 12, 2019
Well, we think Phil is pretty great too, and we are lucky to have him at the helm! Glad to hear you're already thinking about another trip. We'll save you a seat, thanks so much for the review!!
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