Soar over the Outer Banks in a 1942 open-cockpit biplane or in our Cessna 172. See dolphins, sea turtles, shipwrecks, the Wright Brothers’ Monument, Bodie Island Lighthouse, and other popular attractions from a new perspective! Outer Banks air tours depart from the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, just past the NC Aquarium on Airport Road. Turn left once you enter the airport parking lot and look for our big tan hangar. Barrier Island Aviation also offers airplane charters to destinations such as Raleigh, Norfolk, or Richmond; flight instruction; aircraft rental;aircraft maintenance; and hangar storage.