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Address: 410 Airport Rd, Dare County Regional (Manteo) Airport, main terminal building, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Offering flights over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina in an...

Offering flights over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina in an authentic WWII trainer, our T6 Texan warbird! Don't miss this experience to soar the skies in 'Sweet Sophia'. With flights from 15 minutes to an hour and room for one passenger, it's an opportunity of a lifetime!

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Beautiful and fun tour of Roanoke Island & OBX

My son and I took a tour with Larry and he was a great guide. He made the ride fun and exciting. Got to see a whole lot in 20 mins. And they mounted a go-pro camera to take a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I took a tour with Larry and he was a great guide. He made the ride fun and exciting. Got to see a whole lot in 20 mins. And they mounted a go-pro camera to take a great video of our tour. Thanks to Larry and Steph for setting it all up. Hope to come back again... More 

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're a fan of aviation, as I am, then you owe it to yourself to experience the thrill of an open cockpit bi-plane!! Its absolutely one of the "must do" items that should be on your bucket list. And the view from 700 feet up is just amazing! I've gone up two times now, and plan on many more.... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reagan had never flown so while we were on vacation at the outer banks, I suggested we take a little plane ride. We did and Larry the Pilot was awesome. We flew out over the ocean and back over Manteo NC. It was thrilling to see all the scenery from above. We both enjoyed this experience and would do it... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

You both did a great job on the flight, and we enjoyed your enthusiasm! We have you penciled in to go upside down next flight, so please look us up next time you're in the area - would love to see you again and do some more fun flying. Thanks for the review, hope to see you soon! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute, my husband and I booked a trip. This was well worth it. When finding the place, look for a small red and white "OBX Bi Plane" sign. Our pilot Larry met us at the gate to drive on the flightline to the plane. We boarded on the bi plane after some great pictures and took off! Great scenery... More 

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FlyOBX, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Sometimes those last minute trips are the best ones, and we're glad yours worked out wonderfully! It was a beautiful day, and we're sure you had some good aerial shots to prove it. Please don't hesitate to look us up for another flight next time you both get a break - glad you enjoyed the trip. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a great time. I have flown thousands of sorties as a military aviator. This ranks with the most fun and scenic flights anywhere. Larry did a great job of putting my wife (a nervous flyer) completely at ease. He and his bride Stephanie are so friendly and professional. The aircraft is a beautiful Waco biplane in immaculate condition.... More 

Thank 4Him1995
FlyOBX, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words about the flight and our operation. Larry said it was such a pleasure to meet you both, and considering your history, the review means a great deal to us. Larry has a real knack for putting people at ease, and we're glad it helped calm some nerves! Please come back and visit... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My new husband and I had a wonderful time with Larry up in the biplane :-) Larry was professional, friendly, and we felt very safe. I would definitely recommend OBX Biplanes to others looking for something special to do while they visit the Outer Banks

Thank Audra L
FlyOBX, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

We really appreciate you looking us up on such a special occasion - it was such a pleasure to meet you on your honeymoon, and we do hope we see you again. We think a biplane or helicopter ride would make an excellent one year anniversary gift! Thanks for the recommendations. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

After walking around the Wright Brothers National Monument in the morning, we got to fly over it in the open cockpit biplane that afternoon by the wonderful pilot, Larry. Larry and Stephanie sweep you through the entire event with ease and good recommendations, too. Highly recommend the wonderful book The Wright Brothers, reads like a novel, but carefully researched non-fiction... More 

Thank Holly H
FlyOBX, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the experience! Nothing like seeing the Wright Brothers monument and museum on the ground in the morning and taking it in from the sky above in the afternoon. We really appreciate you looking us up in the midst of your road trip and look forward to hearing from you again next time you pass through the... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We made a set of flights with OBX Biplanes while visiting the banks with the family and friends. Steph and Larry were both really friendly and welcoming and made our experience a great one. We opted for the shorter rides because we were pressed for time, but I'd spring for the longer ones next time for sure. The kids were... More 

Thank Bill R
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and 'getting your feet wet' with the introductory tours - everybody did a great job despite a few pre-flight jitters! Yes, next time we'll get you up to see the birthplace of aviation, the Wright Brothers Monument from the air, or down south to check out the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Many thanks for the review... More 

Christiansburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

What better way to spend your vacation dollars on NC's outer banks than to view it from the air, INCLUDING the definitive site for aviation PERIOD, the Wright Brothers Memorial. I mean, seriously, worth EVERY penny that you ultimately don't spend on outlet shopping and taffy...we sent three loads of cousins up with Larry in his helicopter and then returned... More 

Thank jeddleto
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

You definitely had the best of both worlds - helicopter and biplane adventures! We enjoyed your group, thank you so much for looking us up. We really appreciate all the kind words, it was such a pleasure to meet your beautiful and fun family! More 

Panama Province, Panama
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was my granddaughters fourth birthday and I wanted her to remember it forever! We got OBX to take us up for a helicopter ride over Hatteras Island and coastline. She does not stop talking about it and hopefully it will instill in her a love of flying! Thank you for an amazing journey!

Thank Tamara B
FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review - glad it was a memorable trip! We love it when young folks fly with us, and do our best to encourage any interest in aviation. As we may have mentioned, girls make great helicopter pilots, and there aren't enough of them! Please don't hesitate to look us up again next time you're in the... More 

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