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Barrier Island Aviation

407 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9109
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We booked a flight for my husband and son months in advance to ensure they got a ride in the open... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RuralPearl
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North Dakota
Flying spectacular

What a great way to see the Outer Banks. We loved every minute of this experience and our pilot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kellie W
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Virginia
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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 aircraft is truly an unforgettable experience!
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407 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9109
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"the outer banks"
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"aviation enthusiast"
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"great flight"
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"biplane ride"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a flight for my husband and son months in advance to ensure they got a ride in the open cockpit bi-plane. We got there a little early and they were able to also squeeze in a ride for my in-laws. The staff and...More

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

glad you enjoyed it!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to see the Outer Banks. We loved every minute of this experience and our pilot Andy was a really nice guy. Nothing beats the wind flying past the canopy. A true flying experience not to be missed.

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

Kellie i'm happy that you had a good time.Please stop in and see us again sometime.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic time. Pilot was top notch. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The views were breath taking. It was truly a unique experience. Would definitely recommend. My family enjoyed seeing a beautiful vintage aircraft.

Thank Madison B
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much!! Hope to see you again!!!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had no idea this gem existing. We actually were destined for the aquarium but overshot it. Lo and behold, Barrier Island Aviation. On a whim, my husband ran inside to see if we could take flight. Moments later, we had wind beneath our wings....More

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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

so glad you enjoyed it ! stop by again on your next aquarium visit!

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Beautiful views and a great pilot. Oh, and he has a cute dog which barks at him after every trip. :)

Thank Raghav P
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

glad you enjoyed it -jelly says woof

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I booked a short aerial tour of the Outer Banks for my wife and two sons. The boys were incredibly excited to take the flight, but I had to convince my wife, since she doesn't like to fly. Booking the flight was very easy and...More

Thank Roger L
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

glad you had a good time and you will love flying in the biplane

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Went for my first ever airplane ride while on vacation in Outer Banks . Was a great experience flying with Barrier island avaition.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Had a one hour flight from the Manteo Airport south to Hatteras Island and back, with our pilot Andy. Beautiful to see from the air. Great take-off and landing. Very smooth. Would do it again

Thank Robert L
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

glad you enjoyed it and thanks for flying with us!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take a biplane ride... Had a great time pilot and associate were very friendly.. I recommend anyone in the area, this is a must...

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful air tour of the Outer Banks! My pilot was informative and friendly pointing out lots of different sights on the ground below. A little pricey but I thought well worth the price. I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

Thank Ava B
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