Summer weather is here to stay on the OBX! Today’s high temperature is 80 degrees, the wind is blowing out of the south, the sun is out. Even better, the sun will be up longer and longer each day. Today’s sunrise was at 6:09 am, and the sun won’t set until 7:50 pm this evening. That means more daylight to experience your favorite Outer Banks activities! More time for surfing and swimming, sunbathing and shell-hunting, fishing and sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, and our favorite OBX
OBX Airplanes offers air tours and biplane rides over the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. Our friendly, experienced pilots are knowledgeable about the local area and will be happy to answer any questions you have while up in the air. Our air tours are fully customizable; we create the perfect flying experience for you and your friends and family, whether that be a scenic sunset air tour in a Cessna or an exhilarating acrobatic flight in our Waco biplane.
Take advantage of these long days and this beautiful summer weather by flying with OBX Airplanes!
Nags Head Beach Nourishment
You will notice quite a bit of activity on the beach this summer in Nags Head. The town of Nags Head is conducting a beach nourishment project that will last the duration of the summer. The project has already begun south of the Limulus beach access in South Nags Head with the dredge Ellis Island pumping sand onto the beach. Work will continue south to the town / National Park Service line at Ramp 1. Operations will then pick up near Pelican Street and move north to the Outer Banks Fishing Pier and then on to Jennette’s Pier.
A second dredge, Liberty, will begin pumping sand through a second submerged pipeline that is installed between Conch Street and Hallowell Street. Nourishment is scheduled to progress north to milepost 11 and then return to the Conch / Hallowell area and move south to Jennette’s Pier.
It will be interesting to see this project underway from the point of view of an airplane! OBX Airplanes’ air tours and biplane rides can fly over the nourishment area to check out the dredges and heavy equipment moving tons of sand to protect our beaches from erosion. Again, our air tours are customizable, so where we fly is up to you!
If you want to take a closer look at the nourishment project from the air, we will be happy to fly you over the beaches of Nags Head before heading on to the iconic landmarks of the Outer Banks like the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
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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!