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!
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!