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OBX Biplanes

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“bi plane”(26 reviews)
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 17 November 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. Larry is an excellent flyer. I had not been in a prop plane since my time in the Air Force back in the 60's. To be back in props was great and to do it in a Waco really added...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edward H
OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well, thank you for the review. and my apologies for the late response - took a short winter hiatus! But we sure appreciate you joining us, and your kind words. Nothing beats the experience of an open cockpit, even for experienced flyers such as yourself....More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

They were amazing... Awesome customer service, super organized & crazy fun. If you want something completely different to do, please go here!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Autumn S
OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thanks very much! It's definitely something different, and crazy fun. Thanks for joining us, see you next time!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

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!More

Date of experience: August 2018
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OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks so much for the review - it's amazing what you can see from the helicopter, every trip gives us the opportunity to see sealife, shipwrecks, lighthouses, etc. and Larry knows the area so well that even people who have been coming here for years...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryan P
OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Great, look forward to seeing you for another flight! Thanks for the review, and we're so glad you had an awesome experience. Come on back and see us anytime, Phil and Larry would love to take you flying again...

Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Norton B
OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks for joining us in a flight in our 1943 T6 Texan Sweet Sophia! It is an unforgettable experience, and we enjoy the flights as much as you do - this beautiful aircraft is such a pleasure to fly and we love to share the...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank candlecohorts
OBXHelicopters, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Well thanks very much! An open cockpit biplane ride with a very experienced pilot is a great first flight! Thanks so much for joining us - so glad you enjoyed the experience and thanks for the recommendations. See you next time on the OBX...

Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Greg A
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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 15 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ginnyh850
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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

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12 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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Response from Hershal W | Reviewed this property |
For the 30 minute deluxe flight it was $298 for the two of us.