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OBX Biplanes

410 Airport Rd, Dare County Regional Airport, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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Why did we wait all these years to do this?

My husband and myself received a gift certificate for Mother's Day and his birthday from our son... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chupakilldevilhills
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Excellent Personal Service!

Trying to surprise a 29 year Air Force Veteran on his milestone birthday. Worked with Steph to put... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liza K
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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410 Airport Rd, Dare County Regional Airport, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and myself received a gift certificate for Mother's Day and his birthday from our son for a ride on a biplane tour. I was nervous at first, but after meeting Stephanie and Larry (our pilot), they put my fears at ease. They were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to surprise a 29 year Air Force Veteran on his milestone birthday. Worked with Steph to put together a great flight! Very personalized service, very professional and very helpful with the surprise! Needless to say, he was surprised and thrilled with his experience with...More

Thank Liza K
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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you thought of us for this special occasion! It was fun working with you and planning the trip, and how nice to meet you and the birthday boy on a beautiful day to fly. Next time I'll be trying harder to get you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique way to see the OBX. Kids loved it and was a fun family experience! Can’t say enough good things about the service, the owners and the value for your money. Would not consider it a complete trip to the OBX without this...More

Thank Julia D
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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome! Thanks very much for the review...I know your daughter had some fun because she was very quick to volunteer to fly again as soon as she got back from the first trip! Glad you all enjoyed it and here's hoping you all make it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the biplane tour because we had taken a helicopter on a previous vacation and we have to say this was the most fun ever! Our own piece of history in the home of the first flight ever. We totally enjoyed the...More

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well, we can never decide which is more fun, the helicopter (better for spotting dolphins and shipwrecks) or the open cockpit biplane (like riding a Harley at 500')! Either one is awesome flying over the birthplace of aviation, and we're so glad you looked us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As coined by Christian von Ehrenfels, this experience truly delivers more than the senses have the capacity to comprehend as the sum of it's various parts. Larry and Steph couldn't have been better hosts. They don't just give airplane rides. For us they acted as...More

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is a chaotic world out there, but nothing brings such peace and joy as being above it all in an open cockpit biplane, soaring the skies over the Outer Banks. We are so glad you enjoyed the whole experience, and appreciate your wonderful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing through Nags Head and had heard about the aerobatic tours with OBX Biplanes so we decided to give it a shot. Next thing I know, we're doing loops and wingovers and I was giddy with joy! I felt very safe with Captain...More

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well thanks very much, glad you enjoyed the aerobatics in the biplane! The footage from your video was spectacular and we even printed out one of the still shots for our office wall....looking good up there! Many thanks for joining us for the adventure -...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

When my dad was in the mid stages of Alzheimer's, my family was looking for activities he could actively participate in. Back in the day, he was a pilot and loved flying. We took Dad to the airport in Manteo to look around and met...More

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We will always remember that flight and are so glad it was so meaningful for the whole family. We never take for granted the joy that we bring to people, and have a fondness for flying pilots!...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

My husband and I took the Biplane ride with Aerobatics and it was so much fun!!! We would give way more than five stars if you could. Larry and Steph are both very friendly and you can tell they love to make your flight a...More

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

So glad you got to enjoy both the helicopter and the biplane - they are completely different experiences. You two were a perfect fit for the aerobatics and we enjoyed editing the video of the flight, it was gorgeous - a perfect day for flying....More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I bought 2 flights with OBX Biplanes. I sent my 2 teenage boys on the first flight and they gave it 2 thumbs up. I got to ride on the 2nd and had a great flight. Very friendly and personable operators. The pilot was great....More

Thank Ty H
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Stephanie I, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Many thanks for the kind words. It was great meeting you and your lovely family, and talking with someone who is as into aviation as we are (maybe even more)! Glad you enjoyed the flights, and we will be saving you a seat in the...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Highly recommended! OBX Biplanes worked with me to surprise my husband with a ride in their war plane, from the first contact, to communication after the ride, they were excellent. I love hearing my husband tell people all about it!More

Thank Tricia W
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Stephanie I, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thanks so much for looking us up for the flight in our warbird 'Sweet Sophia'. It was a beautiful day to fly. You were a pleasure to deal with, and we enjoyed meeting you and doing some fun flying. Hope you enjoy the flight video...More

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Elizabeth L
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For the 30 minute deluxe flight it was $298 for the two of us.
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