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“OBX biplane ride was one of my bucket list. Great time ,breathtaking sights from the air. Great service and people.”
Review of OBX Biplanes

OBX Biplanes
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Flew along the beach, jockeys ridge and Roanoke island. Pilot Danny on the radio and in the cockpit and Steph in the office were both wonderful. Thank you for the ride ! Highly recommended for everyone. Wish I did it with the kids when they were little. Waiting to SOME day take the grandkids..when I have them.

Thank brinkleysheryl
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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Glad you enjoyed the trip! We will look forward to hearing from you again in the future, hopefully with a few young passengers joining you...it's a great fit for kids of all ages, and Danny has been known to pop them in the back (pilot's) cockpit for a great view of the driver's controls. We'll save you a seat!

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

(Unless you have your own plane you'll never get a view like this. My wife and sons bought this for me for Father's Day and what a great time. I highly recommend it.

Thank Ty H
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OBXHelicopters, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

We have to say, we think it's the perfect Father's Day gift! Glad you enjoyed it, and we definitely appreciate the recommendation - thank you.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Our experience with OBX Biplanes was superb from start-to-finish.

I reached out to them by email looking for details and possible open slots for the afternoon of the same day as I was going to surprise my 15 year old daughter with the opportunity for an adventure. Steph responded almost immediately and much to my surprise they were able to get us in that same day.

I gave my daughter the option to go on an aerobatic bi-plane flight, helicopter flight or just a regular plane flight as I wanted to have some quality Father-Daughter time. Honestly, I was a little nervous when she chose the bi-plane trip. However, upon arrival at the terminal we were quickly welcomed by friendly staff who assured us that we were in for a spectacular time with our pilot Danny.

Let me assure you, they were not lying. Danny is a top notch pilot who walked us through everything from preflight checks and even during every phase of the flight. If at any time we were uncomfortable we could easily go back.

So, yes, take it from a guy who is genuinely afraid of heights that this is something you need to experience. It is awesome. The weather was beautiful, visibility was clear and Danny even made the trip educational with a documentary approach while explaining the things that we were seeing and even right down to the details of what speed or altitude we would be performing the stunts at.

OBX Biplanes gets a two thumbs up rating for quality of service and experience. They are truly a first class operation. Book your trip now and enjoy your experience making memories to last a lifetime.

Thank tmecheski
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OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

We can't thank you enough for the thoughtful review! So glad your daughter chose to fly with us and do some exciting aerobatics as well - and that you overcame your fear of heights to join her. It really is a one of a kind experience and we're so glad you had such a perfect day to fly. Danny is indeed a top notch pilot, and his thorough safety briefing combined with his fifty years of flying experience really puts people at ease. Thanks again for joining us on the adventure, hope we see you again for another father-daughter day!

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Had a great day for the flight. Flew over Bodie Island Lighthouse and up the coast and back into Manteo. Great equipment and pilot. Rock solid plane. I'll check into the aerobatic option in 2017.

Thank Dave A
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FlyOBX, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

If you liked the regular tour, you'll love the aerobatic option! It combines the route of our normal flights, but you get to see the same sights upside down! Thanks for joining us, look forward to hearing from you again.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

You gotta ask for Danny as your pilot. I'm sure all their pilots are as remarkable as Danny. Danny and Taylor (his assistant) prepped our children for their 1st flying experience ever, and made them feel right at home. The kids said Danny taught them all kinds of stuff while in the air and he just may have recruited a future pilot. Taylor edited and created a super awesome video from the GoPro footage of the flight. This was a once n' a lifetime experience that couldn't have been any more awesome. Thanks Danny & Taylor.

Thank David A
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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

Many, many thanks for your review! We are so fortunate to have Danny and Taylor on our team. Danny is celebrating 50 years of flight this year; he is a tremendously competent pilot full of enthusiasm, and is a huge asset to OBX Biplanes. Taylor has been with us for four years - a joy to be around and amazing with our customers (although don't mess with her safety briefing...she means business!). We would love it someday if a young person flew into our airport and said we instilled the love of flying in them through a ride in the biplane or helicopter, we love to encourage kids to join the world of aviation. Maybe your group will be the first! Thanks again for the kind words, please look us up anytime you're back in the area....

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