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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 3 weeks ago

Been flying into Manteo for 20 years without incident....until this Thanksgiving. Arrived in Manteo the day before Thanksgiving. The oil pressure bypass light came on about 15 miles out and landed without incident. Inquired at the FBO if there was a mechanic on the field...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind words! We are so glad we were able to fix the problem & get you on your way! Safe travels!

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We actually booked this as a special experience for our honeymoon. I have cerebral palsy, and the pilot was very patient helping me get in and out of the plane. We did the 35 minute tour, and while our tour was booked for a Tuesday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks Christina! It was great meeting y'all, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2018

My boyfriend and I took a 30 minute Cessna ride with Andy being the pilot. What an amazing trip! The lady in the office was super nice and helpful and the pilot Andy was very informative during our trip. The view was amazing! We have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you very much! We are so happy you enjoyed it! We can't wait to see you again!!

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This was not my first time in an open cockpit WWll war plane, but it had been several years. It was as much fun as I remembered, being up there in the open cockpit gives you a feeling of freedom. There are some activities that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed it! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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OBX4AIR, Manager at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

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

Reviewed 24 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

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

Reviewed 20 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

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

Reviewed 7 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

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

Reviewed 17 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

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

Reviewed 4 August 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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OBX4AIR, Owner at Barrier Island Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

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

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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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