OBX Biplanes, LLC
Offering open cockpit biplane air tours for two passengers over the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.

At OBX Biplanes, we are committed to the highest degree of safety and customer service, and look forward to sharing the experience of open cockpit flying with you.

There’s really nothing quite like the experience of open-cockpit flying.  You’ve got the breeze in your face combined with the sound of a radial engine,  spectacular views along the beautiful Outer Banks, all while enjoying a narrated tour from one of our experienced pilots.  And best of all, someone special sharing the experience right next to you.  It truly makes for an amazing, exhilarating flight.

Help us share the joy of open cockpit flying, take an air tour over the Outer Banks with us today!

The plane you will be flying in is a 1990 WACO YMF-5.  This modern day barnstormer was built in 1990, while still retaining the sanctity of the original WACO design.  Over 300 engineering  improvements have been made,  including steel frame, hydraulics and the latest avionics.  In other words, the plane you fly in on your Outer Banks air tour is of modern manufacture, it is not an antique.

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In the late 1980's, the WACO Aircraft Corporation began the reincarnation of a 50 year old design. Many thousands of hours went into engineering the upgraded version of the old classic, resulting in a brand new FAA Certified production aircraft...the WACO YMF.


• How many people can travel per trip?

The front cockpit accommodates two average size passengers (approx. weight limit is 420 lbs. for two people).  Extra large folks may be surprised to find plenty of room and a comfortable ride when flying alone in the front seat.  It does require some dexterity to climb into the cockpit, so if you think that might be an issue, please call us to discuss.  We reserve the right to charge full trip price if the actual weights are above stated weights and for this reason we are not able to take the flight.


• Is there an age limit?

Not really, we've taken as young as 3 years old.  We do ask that those under age 12 are accompanied by an adult.


What should I wear for the flight?

In general, we suggest that you wear what you normally would for the time of year, it's the same temperature up on the flight as it is on the ground. We do recommend sunglasses - scarves are optional!


• What is your cancellation policy?
We're pretty flexible, but please call us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your flight.  We do reserve the right to charge the full trip charge as a 'No Show' fee if you don't call to cancel your reservation.

•Where do you take us?

We have a standard route that we follow to show you the largest number of local attractions in the area for your flight time.  However, if you'd like to see a specific spot (for example your cottage or property, the lighthouse, etc.) just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate that in your time frame.


• Where are you located?

We fly out of Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC, which is located just past the Roanoke Island Aquarium on Roanoke Island.  For directions, please click HERE.


•Can I get a last minute gift certificate?

Sure.... just give us a call at 252-216-777 and we'd be happy to email you a custom gift certificate.  They make great gifts for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion.  An OBX Biplanes flight over the beach is one of the best things to do on the Outer Banks, and if you're lucky, they'll ask YOU to go along!


Visit our sister company Coastal Helicopters for more flying adventures!