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Address: 410 Airport Rd, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9110
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+1 252-216-7777
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OBX Biplanes offers exciting open cockpit plane rides over the beautiful...

OBX Biplanes offers exciting open cockpit plane rides over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina - you and a friend can cruise over pristine beaches and see lighthouses, shipwrecks and sealife all from the front seat of our 1990 Waco airplane! Operating out of Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, North Carolina. Come fly with us and enjoy the experience of a lifetime...

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Thrilling, fun, and very safe!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Holly H
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My 81 year old father in-law has been talking about doing a plane ride for a few years now. We were so happy to have connected with Steph and Larry of OBX Biplanes! They were the best! So friendly and accommodating. It was so simple and so fun. If you get a chance check them out. You wont be sorry.

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

We were so glad you looked us up for the flight! September is one of the most beautiful months here, nice cool weather and normally great visibility. Good folks like you make our job such a pleasure, thanks for the kind words. Hope we see you back for another flight next time you're in the area - maybe a helicopter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My husband booked this it was awesome.Larry the pilot was amazing very informative the views were fantastic. Would definitely recommend

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Thank Paula R
FlyOBX, Manager at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Thank you for flying with us, and we sure appreciate any recommendations - word of mouth goes a long way! Hope we see you again next time on the OBX... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say? I wish I were articulate enough to truly convey the AWESOME experience my wife and I had with Larry and Stephanie of OBX Biplanes!! I can tell you that no picture, video, or review can convey what an exciting and visceral experience it was to fly over the Outer Banks in their beautiful WACO YMF-5 biplane.... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks so much for the great review. You did have quite the takeoff with Larry, starting your Outer Banks adventure in style! So glad you appreciate our beautiful biplane, and the trip over the Outer Banks. Looking forward to taking you both on a longer tour next year - hope we have the same beautiful flying weather, see you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend's 43rd birthday. He was beyond excited, I was very nervous! All of my fears dissipated, however, as soon as I met Stephanie and our pilot Larry. They were so friendly and laid back. By the time we were buckled in, I felt completely safe and actually excited. It ended up being... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for looking us up for the birthday flight! We had fun editing the video as you both obviously enjoyed the flight a lot! September is one of the most beautiful months to fly on the Outer Banks , thanks again for joining us and we look forward to seeing you back for another adventure someday... More 

Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a flight with OBX biplane for our first anniversary and had a blast. We did the 30min flight which covered both the north and south shore. Larry and the ladies in the office were great and did a wonderful job explaining every detail and with indulging us with photos. The front cockpit is slightly tight... More 

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

Well, Happy Anniversary from all of us here at OBX Biplanes - we can't think of a better way to celebrate! Thanks so much for the kind words for Larry and the office staff, they are always much appreciated. Looking forward to doing those loops next year for your second anniversary flight! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were a few days away from tropical storm Hermine so the water was very murky. We couldn't see much other than schools of fish but that didn't stop our pilot from sharing amazing facts. Our pilot was awesome and funny! Will do this again when we visit next year!!

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FlyOBX, Owner at OBX Biplanes, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the trip so much, even in the 'calm before the storm'. It's always a bonus to see the shipwrecks and sealife, but even if they're scarce, it's a pretty informative tour of the OBX. We think Larry is awesome and funny, too - and it's always evident how much he enjoys flying folks. Look forward... More 

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