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Excellent experience!

This was a great first helicopter ride. Pilot Larry was an excellent tour guide in the sky, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Expedition797944
Professional, safe & exciting

We really enjoyed it! The staff and pilot were very nice, informative and helpful. We recommend obx... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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410 Airport Rd, Dare County Regional Airport, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great first helicopter ride. Pilot Larry was an excellent tour guide in the sky, and Steph made everything run so smoothly. The sites were beautiful, and we would highly recommend this company for your flight!

Thank Expedition797944
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it! The staff and pilot were very nice, informative and helpful. We recommend obx biplanes and would go back to them for another flight ourselves.

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a 15 minute flight on the Warbird T-6 Texan with Larry as a pilot. A wonderful once in a lifetime experience. I would highly recommend it. Also I would highly recommend purchasing the video. It is well edited with the landmarks of the...More

Thank 107nortonb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time! Everyone was very wonderful! This was the first time our daughter had been in a plane ever, and she was so thrilled! She couldn't have had a better pilot than Phil. I highly recommend OBX Air Tours to anyone who...More

Thank candlecohorts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unbelievable trip! The View was amazing. What an awesome experience. Staff was very friendly. Safety WAS first however Pilot had great sense of humor. I have sat/walked beach in KDH for years and saw the planes "wave" all the time. My husband...More

Thank princessfriday1
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yay! You guys lucked out getting an awesome day to fly over the Outer Banks...worth the wait, we hope. It was a pleasure to meet you and do some fun flying. If you liked the view from the open cockpit biplane, the helicopter will blow...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the bi-plane ride for our twin boys. The staff and pilot were awesome and friendly. They took time to explain things, make us feel comfortable, and ensured our boys had a truly great experience. My only regret is that I could't fit in...More

Thank Greg A
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well, next time we're taking you! Thanks for taking the time to write the review - we loved meeting the boys and the whole family, and just sent you a link to the video of the flight. Hope you enjoy the memories. Thanks for looking...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my in laws a gift certificate for a flight for Christmas. Due to some unforeseen complications, this easily could have turned into a disaster. Amazingly, the kind, patient and professional staff at OBX Biplanes worked with us to turn a rough situation into...More

Thank walsht7
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

OK - two things: First - this is one of the nicest reviews we've ever gotten. We really appreciate the thoughtful words about our company, our staff and your experience. There can be some mighty challenging days in this business and your words, and the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We did the Box Biplane tour for my birthday and it was awesome. Phil(our pilot)and Melissa(the young lady who took our reservation and helped us get settled in were awesome.They were informative,and very friendly,making me feel totally at ease.I would recommend everyone to do this...More

Thank ginnyh850
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What better way to celebrate a birthday - thanks for thinking of us! Glad you enjoyed Phil and Melissa, we are really lucky to have both of them on our team. We agree - everyone should try this once, it really is an unforgettable experience....More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time flying around the Outer Banks. Pilot was great, very courteous to my child. I highly recommend this business!

Thank Henry180
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Enjoyed meeting you both, we love showing the young ones the joys of flight, and Phil is always gently encouraging a career in aviation! Please come back for another flight anytime...

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The gentleman who took us flying was so nice and experienced and the flight was full of beautiful sights. I would definetely recommend this it is so much fun.

Thank Benji M
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We agree on all of the above. Phil is super nice, super experienced, and it's absolutely beautiful to soar the skies of the OBX in an open cockpit. Thanks for joining us!

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Lori M
11 August 2018|
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Response from JamesBond_UK1976 | Reviewed this property |
They use a standard step ladder alongside the rear cockpit that you climb, then there is a fixed footstep on the fuselage that allows you to step into the seat. I guess it really depends on his level of mobility and what you... More
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Elizabeth L
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Response from HR712 | Reviewed this property |
For the 30 minute deluxe flight it was $298 for the two of us.
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