Last summer, when Motor Man and I took the helicopter tour of the Outer Banks, we noticed that they also offered bi-plane rides. (I must admit that this was higher up on Motor Man’s list of adventures than mine.) But for various reasons, we didn’t get to have that experience last summer.
Recently, on a gorgeous day, we called and arranged a flight. If you’re ever in the Outer Banks and want an air tour, we can definitely recommend these folks: Coastal Helicopter or OBX Bi-planes.
Before the flight, our pilot, Larry, took a picture of Motor Man and me.
He helped us with our “soft helmets” and seat belts, and it was time for another pic just before take-off.
We saw shipwrecks, dolphins and fishing boats. We flew over the little fishing village of Wanchese.
Then on to Rodanthe and by Bodie Lighthouse.
Although we’ve taken several helicopter tours and been on both commercial airliners as well as smaller planes, this was our first time in an open cock-pit. It wasn’t nearly as scary as I had thought it might be. Windy, yes. Loud, yes. But not scary.
The folks at OBX Bi-planes condensed our trip into a little you-tube video. If you’re interested, here’s the link. If you have the option, clicking on full-screen gives you a better view.
Motor Man has definitely brought out the adventurer in me.
~These Days Of Mine~