OBX Airplanes offers a wide range of aerial services: banner towing, flight instruction, biplane rides, and
Cessna tours. We are proud to employ a team of highly skilled certified pilots to provide these services.
Continuing with the employee introductions that we began a few weeks ago, we are happy to introduce
you to another pilot on our team: Elijah Whyte.
Elijah Whyte grew up all over the Eastern U.S. and learned to fly at the Liberty University School of
Aeronautics, which has been awarded the Loening Trophy for the outstanding all-around collegiate
aviation program in the U.S. as well as the American Airlines Safety Award. At OBX Airplanes, Elijah
spends much of his flight time in Citabria and Cessna aircraft towing banners and leading air tours.
Elijah’s favorite plane to fly is the Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, which was the first light personal aircraft to
circle the globe (Clifford Evans and George Truman flew around the world in two PA-12s from August 9
to December 10, 1947). When asked what airplane he would most like to fly, Elijah’s answer is the
Fokker Dr.I Triplane, the aircraft associated with Manfred Von Richthofen or the Red Barron. When he’s
not in the air, Elijah enjoys white water kayaking, mountain biking, surfing, collecting rocks, and cooking.
Elijah is an ideal pilot to take you and your friends and family on a scenic air tour of the Outer Banks. This winter Elijah accepted a position with Aerwood Aviation as a tail wheel instructor. We would welcome him back at OBX Airplanes anytime! On these air tours you will enjoy amazing views of the beaches, inlets, shipwrecks, piers, bridges, and lighthouses. We do our air tours in a variety of Cessna aircraft: Cessna 172s, Cessna 177s, and Cessna 182s.
These planes provide for the best views with their high wings and panoramic windows. Not only
are our air tours a unique and adventurous way to experience the beauty of the Outer Banks, they are
also surprisingly affordable. Plane rides start at only $15 dollars a person and from there you can choose
from our other offerings: a $69 Discovery Flight, a $99 Tour, a $149 Inlet Tour, a $249 Custom /
Photography Tour, or a $299 Sunrise / Sunset Tour. These tour prices are per plane and can
accommodate groups of up to three with individual seats and plenty of room. Consider doing something
exciting and unique on your next vacation. Come fly with us at OBX Airplanes for an Outer Banks
adventure you’ll never forget!
In addition to WACO Biplane tours, Cessna tours, and banner towing services OBX Airplanes also offers flight training with the best flight instructors around. If you are interested in getting your private pilot’s license, take the first step; schedule an introductory lesson with one of our experienced instructors.
Philip Reep is our maintenance manager at OBX Airplanes as well as one of our certified flight instructors. Philip is from Greensboro / Lexington, NC and learned to fly at the Davidson County Airport. The excitement of flying drew Philip to flying when he was nineteen years old and he decided to get his pilot’s license because flying is “one of the coolest things you can do.” Philip spends much of his flight time in one of our Cessna aircraft, with the Cessna 150 being his favorite plane to fly.
The first step towards obtaining a private pilot’s license would be to schedule an introductory flight lesson with one of our qualified instructors. This lesson will begin with a brief pre-flight ground school and continue with flying time with your certified instructor. You will take off from the Dare County Regional Airport on the North End of Roanoke Island and soon see the beauty of the Outer Banks from a new perspective – one that will have you hooked on flying right away!
At OBX Airplanes much of our flight training is conducted in a Cessna 150, one of the safest and most reliable aircraft ever built. The Cessna 150 is also one of the most widely used aircraft for flight instruction.
Flight training in a Cessna 150 is also surprisingly affordable. With prepayment of 10 hours, the cost of renting the plane for a lesson comes to only $90/hr (including fuel). The instructor rate is $55/hr. These competitive rates will allow you to get your instrument rating for under $5,000. For more information about our flight training, click here.
The Outer Banks is truly one of the most beautiful places in the country to fly. Our certified instructors at OBX Airplanes can help you get your pilot’s license within a matter of weeks, so call us today learn to fly where the Wright Brothers did!
OBX Airplanes is proud to employ a team of skilled professional pilots to provide a wide range of flight services. Is your family looking for a fun and exciting way to see the beauty of the Outer Banks? Then fly with one of our pilots on a scenic air tour over our beaches and lighthouses. Maybe you want a little more adventure? Soar with one of our pilots in our open cockpit WACO biplane. Would you like to give your local business a boost? An OBX Airplanes pilot can tow an advertising banner that will be seen by thousands of potential customers up and down the beach. Or have you always dreamed of flying yourself? Take off from the Dare County Reginal Airport with one of our experienced qualified flight instructors and you can be on your way to getting your private pilot’s license.
Continuing with what we started in our last blog post, OBX Airplanes is happy to introduce another of our pilot’s: Luke Williams, originally of Virginia Beach, has been flying with OBX Airplanes since February of 2018. We are happy to have him on our team. Luke began flying when he was sixteen years old in a Citabria aircraft. He completed his flight training at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) in Carlsbad, California. Luke’s favorite plane to fly (and the plane he flies most often) is our WACO YMF-5C biplane. When Luke isn’t cruising over the beaches of the Outer Banks in the open cockpit biplane, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding trips, and generally anything outdoors.
If you are looking for an exciting Outer Banks adventure, then come fly with Luke in our beautiful red WACO biplane. You’ll hear and feel the power of the R-755 Radial Engine, smell and feel the salt air as you soar through it in an open cockpit. The WACO YMF-5C combines the romance, beauty and adventure of the 1930s Golden Era biplane with the modern safety and technology of an FAA certified aircraft. Our biplane can accommodate two passengers, and we guarantee that flying with Luke over the lighthouses, bridges, and beaches of the Outer Banks will make for an unforgettable adventure.
OBX Airplanes is the premier provider of flight services on the Outer Banks. We are happy to offer flight
instruction, air tours, and aerial banner advertising services. In order to provide all of these flight
services we employ a team of highly trained and dedicated pilots. Over the next few blog posts we are
proud to introduce our expert team.
John Eric Midyette, 31, of Engelhard, North Carolina began flying in High School. He took flight lessons
with his Dad and it was “love at first sight.” John completed his flight training at OBX Airport with Jenny
Hawk, the owner of OBX Airplanes. Like other flight students at OBX Airplanes, John learned to fly on our
fleet of Cessna Aircraft. A dedicated pilot, he now works as a flight Instructor at OBX Airplanes. In
addition to flight instruction, John also tows banners and provides air tours to tourists and locals alike.
John’s favorite plane to fly is a Citabria, a light single-engine, two seat aircraft designed for flight training
and utility and capable of sustaining aerobatic stresses of +5g to -2g. Citabria is truly a sports plane
designed for aerobatics. In fact, “Citabria” spelled backwards is “Airbatic” and that is no coincidence.
John loves this aerobatic and high-g style of aviation. When asked what aircraft he would most like to
fly, he came back with two answers: the Extra Flugzeugbau EA 300 and the Space Shuttle. The Extra 300
is capable or ±10g with one person and ±8g with two. It was designed to be the ultimate aerobatic
In addition to flying, John also loves “piano, guitar, volunteering with [his] church, and Daddying.” We
are happy to have John as a member of our team at OBX Airplanes and hope that you will come fly with
him soon! When it comes to John’s aviation career “the sky’s the limit.”
Changing of the Guard: Dwayne Wallace takes over for Uncle Clyde
When Clyde Cessna retired to a life back on the farm, control of his company was left to a board of
directors. In 1934, Clyde’s nephews Dwayne and Dwight Wallace approached him with the idea of taking
back control of the company. Dwayne had been working for Cessna’s competitor Walter Beech doing
engineering analysis on biplanes including the Beech Model 17 "Staggerwing" biplane, one of the more advanced aircraft of its time. His brother Dwight was a successful attorney. Together they toured thecountry to meet and persuade investors that they should run the company.
At a shareholders’ meeting on January 10, 1934, after promising investor that they would take little or
no salary, the Wallace brothers gained control of Cessna Aircraft Company. Dwayne became plant
manager and engineer, Dwight treasurer and secretary, and their uncle Clyde would serve as a
figurehead president. Dwayne Wallace would oversee Cessna for the next four decades and lead it to
become the world’s foremost producer of light aircraft.
Cessna During the Great Depression
The Great Depression years were challenging for Cessna Aircraft Company, but under the leadership of
Dwayne Wallace the company survived. During this early period prize money from trophy racing helped
keep the company solvent, and so exhibition flying and racing were part of Wallace’s duties. Cessna
aircraft gained notoriety on the race circuit. The Cessna C-34 won the Detroit News Trophy for the
“World’s Most Efficient Airplane” after winning a series of long-distance races designed to test an
aircraft’s horsepower-to-speed performance. The notoriety helped the company stay afloat. In 1936,
Cessna sold 33 C-34s.
In 1938, Wallace began development of a new lightweight twin-engine aircraft, the Cessna T-50 Bobcat.
Though he had no license and no formal training on a twin-engine aircraft, Wallace became the test pilot
for the new plane.
In 1940, foreseeing a growing civilian market at home and the potential for a military market in Europe,
Wallace invested in a large new factory. This would prove to be a turning point for Cessna Aircraft
Cessna During World War II
Before the United States entered World War II, Wallace secured contracts to supply the Royal Canadian
Airforce with modified Cessna T-50s for light transport and pilot training. By the end of the War, Cessna
had provided Canada with 822 T-50s (known as the Crane by the Canadians) and over 4,600 to the U.S.
military. The fact that the T-50, which became known as the Bamboo Bomber, was built using wood
construction and little “strategic materials” (i.e. aluminum and steel) was an important reason for the
high number of orders. Cessna grew from 200 employees to over 2,000 in the first year of the Bobcat
In addition to building over 5,000 Bobcats during the War, Cessna secured contracts to build and
assemble other companies’ aircraft and parts. It made money assembling the Waco CG-4A combat
glider, but it was the contracts for the manufacture of sections of advanced all-metal aircraft (such as
engine cowls for the Douglas A-26 and tails for the Boeing B-29) that would really help Cessna Aircraft
Company in the long-run.
After the War, Cessna returned to the private aircraft market with a huge advantage over its
competitors – the knowledge and means to build all-metal light aircraft. Wallace quickly came out with
an all-metal replacement for the T-50, the Cessna Model 190 and 195. The 190 and 195 were equipped
with a “spring-steel” type landing gear that would become one of the hallmarks of the Cessna single
engine aircraft. A simple one-piece curved bar that arced through the fuselage meant less maintenance
and drag and could withstand amazing amounts of abuse.
Strut-Wing Design and Becoming Number One
Wallace understood that the real post-war market lay in small, inexpensive personal planes. Cessna
came out with the 120 and 140 which were all-aluminum 2-seaters aimed at this market. The aluminum
construction would keep maintenance costs lower. The 120/140 introduced another hallmark of the
Cessna single engine aircraft: wing struts. These simple struts brace the wings and allow for a smaller
wing spar. This meant more headroom in the cockpit. The plane’s popularity would allow Cessna to take
the title of “#1 Lightplane Maker” from Piper.
Cessna stretched the cockpit for the Cessna 170, which quickly dominated the market for four-seaters.
The Cessna 180 was introduced as a heavier, more powerful complement to the 170. The next model,
the 172 introduced tricycle landing gear as well as a rear cockpit window.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk was first flown in 1955 and has become the most successful aircraft in history
(judging by longevity and popularity). More than 44,000 have been built and the aircraft is still in
OBX Airplanes Fleet of Cessna Aircraft
OBX Airplanes is proud to own a fleet of Cessna aircraft. We offer Private Pilot’s License training in the
Cessna 150 and Instrument Rating in the Cessna 150 and Cessna 172. We offer Complex Endorsement,
Commercial and Flight Instructor training in our beautiful Cessna 177RG Cardinal. We also have the
ultimate high-performance, complex aircraft and cross-country machine: our Cessna 182RG.
In addition to flight training, OBX Airplanes offers Air Tours in our fleet of Cessnas. A large group can
even take to the sky at the same time in multiple Cessna aircraft. Check out our Cessna Air Tours
to book an amazing Outer Banks Adventure.
Clyde Cessna: Barnstorming Farmer and Founder of One of the Largest Producers of Aircraft in the World
In 1975, when the Cessna Aircraft Company produced its 100,000th single engine airplane, the company was one to the highest volume producers of general aviation aircraft worldwide. But the story of Cessna’s rise to one of the most recognizable names in aviation had humble beginnings in the heartland of America.
Clyde Cessna was born in Hawthorne, Kansas on December 5, 1879 to a family of farmers. When Clyde was two, the family moved to a farm in rural Rago, Kansas. It was here that Clyde developed the skills that would later allow him to build the first airplane in the Heartland of America. As a farmhand and threshing-machine operator, Clyde showed an almost innate mechanical ability. He became a self-taught mechanic and would help neighboring farmers with their machinery. Building on these skills, he became a car salesman in Enid, Oklahoma, and by 1911 had saved $7,500.
Clyde’s interest in aviation began at an air show in Oklahoma City. He saw the “flying Circus” of John B. Moissant, whose French Bleriot monoplane caught Cessna’s attention during the exhibition. After the show he was determined to build and fly his own airplane. He hopped a train to New York and got a job at the Queen’s Airplane Company, which had built a few Bleriot imitations. A quick learner, Cessna studied the craft of airplane construction for only a month before he returned home with a dream and a fuselage.
Cessna’s First Flight
Cessna spent the year of 1911 working on his first plane, “Silverwing.” The aircraft was a monoplane modeled after the Bleriot XI and constructed of spruce and linen. It carried a 40-hp, 4-cylinder, 2-stroke modified Elbridge boat engine called the “aero special.”
Once he completed building his plane, Cessna took “Silverwing” to the Great Salt Plains for testing. The first attempt ended in a ground loop, or a rapid rotation of the aircraft in the horizontal plane, which would cost $100 to repair. The next 11 attempted flights also ended in failure. Then, on the 13th attempt, Clyde Cessna’s plane took off and flew for a short distance before he crashed it into a group of trees. After his crash, Cessna cried, "I'm going to fly this thing, then I'm going to set it afire and never have another thing to do with aeroplanes!”
Finally, in June 1911, Cessna had his first successful flight. Thankfully, he didn’t burn the plane. In December of that year he took off and flew a 5-mile route before landing at the point of departure. The people who had laughed at his multiple failures began to call Cessna the “Birdman of Enid.” Clyde Cessna was the first person to build and fly an airplane between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains – the Heartland of America.
Turning Cessna intro a Business
After multiple crashes and injuries, Cessna began to turn a marginal profit by flying at exhibitions. But he wasn’t making the money he had hoped, and times got tough. At one point, he had to resort to moving his family into a barn on family farmland back in Rago. During the winter, while his family lived in the hayloft, he worked on building an improved version of his plane. From 1912 to 1915, Cessna built several new monoplanes, all powered by an Anzani 6-cylindar engine.
In 1916, he was invited to build his personal show plane in the “Jones Six” auto factory In Wichita, Kansas. Cessna’s “Jones Six” was the first of a quarter of a million aircraft manufactured in Wichita, now known as the “Air Capital of the World.”
That same year, Cessna moved into his own factory where he intended to build planes for the next air show season. The building also doubled as a flight school and he enrolled five student pilots for training. When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, Clyde offered to train pilots for the war, but his offer was refused. Instead he returned to farming for the duration of the war.
After WWI, public interest in private aviation increased. In 1925, Cessna, along with Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman, founded Travel Air Manufacturing Company. The company quickly became one of the leading U.S. aircraft manufacturers, but due to a dispute over whether to focus on monoplanes or biplanes, Clyde Cessna decided to go out on his own after only two years. He started Cessna Aircraft Corporation in 1927.
Cessna’s first commercially viable airplane was the four-seat Model A. It was also the first in a long line of the high-wing single engine monoplanes that Cessna has become famous for. Cessna built 83 of his A Model and the future looked bright for the young company. Clyde raised capital to build more of the aircraft, but the Great Depression put an end to production. The devastating economic crash forced Cessna Aircraft Corporation to close its doors in 1931.
Clyde continued his labor of love even though there was no longer a market for personal airplanes. He and his son Eldon (an aero-nautical engineer) moved into a corner of the boarded-up Travel Air factory and built custom race planes. Their CR-3, piloted by Johnny Livingston, won every race it entered and set a world speed record for aircraft with engines under 500-cubic-inches with a speed of 237.4 mph.
Once the economy began to revive, Cessna reopened his Wichita factory and sold it to his nephews Dwayne and Dwight Wallace. Clyde Cessna remained with he company only in name and in a ceremonial capacity. He returned to a life of farming. He died on November 20, 1954.
Clyde Cessna was posthumously inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame and the International Air & Space Hall of Fame. His name is, to this day, one of the most recognizable in aviation.
OBX Airplane’s Fleet of Cessna Aircraft
OBX Airplanes is proud to own a fleet of Cessna aircraft – the perfect planes from which to view the beauty of the Outer Banks. The high wings and panoramic windows of our Cessnas give you the best view possible of the beaches, bridges, inlets, shipwrecks and lighthouses along our coast. Book a flight with us for an adventure and memory of a lifetime.
In 1837, the U.S. government commissioned an expedition to locate a site for the construction of a new
lighthouse north of the existing one at Cape Hatteras. The light was to be a beacon to mariners traveling
south along the Outer Banks as they approached the treacherous waters around the shifting sands of
Diamond Shoals. Lieutenant Napoleon L. Coste, who led the expedition, wrote that "more vessels are
lost there than on any other part of our coast.” In fact, up to 600 vessels have been claimed by the
waters around Diamond Shoals and 2,000 along the entirety of the Outer Banks in what is known as the
Graveyard of the Atlantic.
The first lighthouse was a failure. Coste decided on a location near the ocean on Pea Island, but due to
complications around the acquisition of land, construction did not begin until 1847. A capable engineer
from Baltimore, Francis Gibbons, was chosen to build the lighthouse, but rather than being allowed to
design the structure he was given plans for a fifty-four foot tower of questionable design. To make
matters worse, his supervisor was an ex-customs inspector who knew nothing of construction. Gibbons
was prevented from driving piles to secure a foundation and instead was forced to lay bricks over the
sand. Once completed, it did not take long for the lighthouse to begin to lean. Nevertheless, the
lighthouse was used (and regularly repaired at great cost to the government) until 1859, when it was
A second lighthouse, built by the Army Corps of Engineers, didn’t fare any better. It was packed with
explosives and blown up by retreating Confederate troops in 1861.
The third lighthouse (and the one that stands today) was built on a 15-acre site on Bodie Island
purchased from John Etheredge for $150.00. Construction of the 164-foot tower was completed in
under a year by Dexter Stetson and his crew who had just finished building the new light at Cape
Hatteras. Bodie Island Lighthouse was first lighted on October 1, 1872. The tower’s lantern was focused
by a first-order Fresnel lens, fabricated by Barbier and Fenestre of Paris, that cast a beam visible up to
nineteen miles out to sea.
The lantern was fueled by kerosene that had to be carried up the 214 steps by the lightkeeper daily. In
1932, the light was electrified and an on-site keeper was no longer necessary. The lighthouse underwent
a recent renovation that was completed in 2013 and is now open for public tours.
New Inlets and Shifting Sands
Folklore attributes the name Bodie Island to the bodies of drowned sailors that washed up along the
shore of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. In reality, the name comes from the Bodie family (variously
written “Body,” “Boddy,” “Boddye,” or “Boddie”) that settled in the area. Bodie Island (though no longer
technically an island) once extended from Roanoke Inlet, which flowed through what is now Nags Head,
to New Inlet, which was cut by a strong hurricane in 1738 north of Rodanthe. When Roanoke Inlet
closed in 1811, Bodie Island was joined with the Currituck Banks and they now form one contiguous
In 1846, another powerful hurricane cut Oregon Inlet. The inlet was named by the ship Oregon that first
saw the new opening to the ocean after having survived the storm in the Pamlico Sound. The newly
formed Island between Oregon Inlet and New inlet 11 miles to the south became known as Pea Island.
See Bodie Island Lighthouse and Oregon Inlet from The Sky
OBX Airplanes offers an Inlet Air Tour in a Cessna aircraft that will give you an amazing aerial view of
both Bodie Island Lighthouse and the shifting sands of Oregon Inlet. You will also fly over the Wright
Brothers National Memorial, Nags Head Pier, Jockey’s Ridge, Jennette’s Pier, Bonner Bridge, and
multiple shipwrecks along this stretch of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This Air Tour is truly a
photographer’s dream come true.
The Dare County Regional Airport on the north end of Roanoke Island, where OBX Airplanes operates its air tours, has a very rich history dating back to before World War II. There is small but detailed museum dedicated to the history of the airport located inside the west end of the main terminal building. On display inside the museum’s two rooms are photographs, documents, uniforms, models and artifacts that bring to life the airport’s storied past.
Introducing our WACO YMF-5C Biplane…the Perfect Aircraft for the Ultimate Outer Banks Adventure
OBX Airplanes has added a true classic to our fleet of aircraft. The WACO YMF-5C marries the beauty, adventure and romance of the 1930s Golden Era biplane with the modern safety and technology of an FAA certified aircraft.
Originally built in 1934 by WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, the Waco F series represents the aesthetic and performance pinnacle of the open cockpit sport biplane. The company (originally Weaver Aircraft Company) was founded in 1920 by barnstorming pilots Charles "Charley" William Meyers and George "Buck" Weaver and businessmen Clayton J. "Clayt" Brukner and Elwood "Sam" Junkin. The popularity of the WACO biplane quickly took off. By 1927 more than 40 percent of personal aircrafts in the U.S. were WACOs. During World War II WACO shifted its prodution to military aircraft including the CG4-A troop-carrying gliders, but as a result of a post-war general aviation bust the company halted production in 1946.
Aviation’s Golden Era Revived
In 1983 the founders of Classic Aircraft Corporation (now WACO Aircraft Corporation) decided to bring the Waco YMF back to life. The family owned company hired the best engineers they could find for the purpose of achieving their dream: “to revive the Golden Era’s open cockpit flying experience.”
In the words of the new WACO Aircraft Corporation: “To accomplish this mission, Classic hired experienced engineering talent from Piper, Taylorcraft and Ford. While maintaining the sanctity of WACO's original masterful design, this team of proven professionals modernized the aircraft with more than 300 engineering changes, redesigning over 1400 drawings and building new tooling for production.
“In March 1986, the first WACO YMF Classic rolled off the assembly line and received FAA certification under the original WACO type certificate. With more than 5000 labor hours of fine craftsmanship hand-built into each aircraft, it’s no wonder the WACO YMF was hailed as an aeronautic thoroughbred. This unique biplane was not a rebuild or a kit plane, but a brand new FAA certified production aircraft, with such improvements as the use of sturdy 4130 steel for the fuselage frame, modern hydraulic toe brakes and advanced avionics.” (“About – WACO Aircraft Corporation.”)
Experience the Adventure and Soul of the Golden Era on the Outer Banks
There is no experience quite like flying in a WACO open cockpit Biplane above the coast of the Outer Banks; it is the ultimate Outer Banks adventure. The sound of the Jacobs R-755 Radial Engine, the wind on your face, the smell of the salt air, the view of the beaches, bridges, lighthouses and shipwrecks between glossy red wings… our Biplane Tour truly is an experience of a lifetime!
OBX Airplanes’ WACO YMF-5C (nicknamed the ‘Sightseer’ by the manufacturer) is the perfect aircraft for taking in the beauty of Coastal North Carolina. We can accommodate two passengers on our Biplane Discovery Tour, Biplane Oregon Inlet Tour, or our Biplane 1-Hour Custom Tour (which is hands down the coolest thing you can do on the Outer Banks). And the rates are surprisingly affordable for this once in a lifetime Outer Banks adventure! Book your Biplane Ride here:
We are happy to announce the opening of our new storefront in the Phoenix Shops in Downtown Manteo. We’re only a block from the waterfront next to the Magnolia Marketplace so be sure to swing by to check out our OBX Airplanes T-Shirts and see how you can have your next Outer Banks adventure for only $15!
Seeing the Outer Banks from the sky is actually much more affordable than many people think. For only $15 a person, a family or group of three passengers can take off from the Manteo Airport and circle over the Croatan Sound and the North End of Roanoke Island. For only $23 a person, that same family can opt for our Discovery Flight which takes off from the Manteo Airport and flies over the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and ship wrecks off the coast of Kill Devil Hills. It is truly a great way to see some of the OBX’s most beautiful and iconic sights. As a comparison, it’ll cost $20 to ride a go-kart in a circle for twenty minutes.
Which sounds like the better Outer Banks adventure? Looking for adventure with a large group or family? OBX Airplanes has you covered! With our team of experienced pilots and fleet of aircraft, even big groups can take to the skies at the same time. Seeing the Outer Banks from our fleet of Cessna aircraft is one of the most unique and memorable ways to experience the beauty of this ribbon of shifting sand. The high wings and panoramic windows of our Cessnas give you the best view possible of the beaches, inlets, shipwrecks and lighthouses so be ready to take some amazing pictures!
In addition to the $15 Rides and Discovery Flights, we have several other options available. We offer Inlet Tours, Sunrise and Sunset Flights, Customizable Tours and Biplane Rides. So, if you’re looking for something new and exciting to do on your vacation call OBX Airplanes to book your Outer Banks adventure in the sky!
As a Certified Flight Instructor on the Outer Banks of North Carolina I am pleased to say that when you fly with me you will be sure to have fun, be safe and learn to fly!