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Address: 1063 Driftwood Dr, Southwest Corner of the Airport, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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+1 252-489-8165
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great OBX experience!

First time small plane flyers from Minnesota--great flight and pilot! Great way to see the OBX. Thanks for the experience!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Becky F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time small plane flyers from Minnesota--great flight and pilot! Great way to see the OBX. Thanks for the experience!

Thank Becky F
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We took this ride after reviewing all of the alternatives. This was the best one listed. We were very pleased with the airplane ride. The pilot (Alicia) was professional and informative. We had a smooth and wonderful experience

Thank AnsonWms
Management response:

Alicia is definitely AMAZING & we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We appreciate you saying we are the best because we truly strive to be! :) More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Aerobatic plane ride was absolutely fantastic! If you love roller coasters (and I don't) this is the best ride. It's a 2 seater plane and we went out over the beach and did the loop d'loop, barrel roll and Jenny's famous 'hammerhead.' I can cross this off my bucket list but I'm ready to go again. In my (60's). It's... More 

Thank pawleygirl13
Management response:

THANK YOU for being adventurous & allowing us to show you the Outer Banks upside down! Aerobatic rides are our FAVORITE and we think it's the most unique way to see the OBX. In our opinion it's an experience everyone should participate in- it's a little scary at first but we make it safe, FUN and obviously unforgettable. :) You're... More 

Gloucester, Virginia
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116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

My teen daughter and I took an ariel view of the Outer Banks through OBX Airplanes. Our pilot Alicia was great, she told us what we were flying over, what was beyond where we were and even did the rock with the plane as we flew over our hotel so our family could see us. It was the best use... More 

Thank Korky62
Management response:

We love hearing back from our guests! Alicia IS great and we love 'waving' our wings at your family on the ground. That's one of the things we love about our tours is that we can personalize them for our guests. Even though we fly every day we never, ever get tired of the gorgeous views- and constantly take photos... More 

East Hanover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

I recommend flying with Jenny at OBX Airplanes. I flew with her last week and I had a lot of fun and gained some tailwheel, Citabria training. She was very nice and accomadating. You can do flight training, sight seeing, and/or arobatics with her. If you've never experienced aerobatics before and love roller coasters definitely try it out! (Or send... More 

1 Thank Jerry O
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Thank you for choosing to train with us at OBX Airplanes! Tail wheel flying is like no other experience in the world, it tests your skills as a pilot but as you found out it is SO MUCH FUN. :) We love all of the history here in the Outer Banks- it is very special to us to be able... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Amazing local pilot takes you on a dare devil ride to see the sights from the sky. Perfect view of the pristine outer banks. Her great knowledge of the region allows the adventure to be informative and fun. See the dunes, the beaches, The NATIONAL SEASHORE, the sound and more all from the sky! Highly recommended, especially for the price!!... More 

Thank MeegganS
Management response:

Ok, we will admit that doing aerobatics is our favorite way to spend the day...yes, it is adventurous and isn't that what life is about?! At OBX Airplanes we strive to share our passion for flying with all of our guests and must admit that we feel very spoiled that we have such breathtaking views...please come back to hang out... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Had a great Intro flight over the Outer Banks. Saw the lighthouse and Dolphins and even flew the plane. It was a ton of fun and much cheaper than I thought it would be. Highly recommend them for flight instruction or sight seeing tours.

Thank Palmtopines
Management response:

We feel honored when we get to take guests for their very first flying lesson because aviation is what we live for! I think all of our staff vividly remembers their first time at the controls- and we do our very best to make it FUN because that is what flying is all about. We hope it won't be your... More 

Park City, Utah
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

I did my private pilot training with Jenny in the Cessna 150. The plane is very well maintained and I was able to fly as much as I wanted. I passed my check ride and received my PPL in about 5 weeks. I also did my Tail Wheel training in her beautiful new Citabria. You won't find cheaper training anywhere.... More 

Thank pcskiandlax
Management response:

THANK YOU for choosing to do your training with us at OBX Airplanes. We are SO proud you accomplished your goal of becoming a pilot and were impressed how quickly you were able to do it. It's your hard work & focus that made it happen- we were just grateful to be part of your journey. Come back & finish... More 

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