Sea Dunes

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Airport Information

Airports and Airstrips

The closest major airport is in Norfolk, VA (airport code ORF) which is approx. 2 hours north of the Outer Banks. Norfolk International Airport is located one mile east of Interstate 64 Exit 279 at 2200 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA  23518. For directions from the airport click here.

Note to pilots: Several Outer Banks airstrips are unattended, as explained in this section. Call the State Division of Aviation at (919) 571-4904 for information not covered in the following entries.


Dare County Regional Airport
Airport Road, Roanoke Island (252) 473-2600

If you'd like to fly your own plane to the Outer Banks, this is the airport to call. Dare County Regional Airport's two runways measure 3,300 feet and 4,300 feet, and both are lighted. Jet-A and 100 LL fuels are available, as is unleaded auto fuel. Operating hours are 8:00 7:00 P.M. daily. This airport has a terminal VOR, DME, and NDB, plus automated weather updates through AWOS, which you can access at radio frequency 128.275 or by calling (252) 473-2826.

Flightline Aviation (800-916-3226) and Outer Banks Airways (252-441-7677) are local carriers offering charter service to and from Dare County Regional Airport. Car rentals are available at the airport; call in advance.

First Flight Airstrip
Wright Brothers National Memorial
US 158, MP 8, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 473-2111

Every pilot visiting the Outer Banks should sign in at least once at this historic location. At First Flight your stay is limited to 24 hours. This unattended 3,000-foot strip is maintained by the National Park Service. Since there are no lights, takeoffs and landings are permitted during daylight hours only. Reservations are not necessary, and a sign-up book is on premises. No fuel is available. Bring your own tie- downs.

Billy Mitchell Airstrip
NC 12, Frisco
(252) 995-3735

Also known as Hatteras Mitchell Field, this Hatteras Island airport is on National Park Service land. The airport is unattended; call the telephone number listed above for an automated weather observation report. Billy Mitchell Airstrip's unlighted runway is approximately 3,000 feet long, and fuel is not available. There is a parking lot. A shelter on the premises has a phone and toilets.

Ocracoke Island Airstrip
NC 12, Ocracoke Island
(252) 928-9901

Another airstrip maintained by the National Park Service, this unattended facility has a 3,000-foot-long runway and no lights. There is a parking lot and a pay telephone. The runway has brush and 25foot sand dunes at either end. Listen to the weather radio or call for weather updates.

Norfolk International Airport
2200 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA
(757) 857-3351

Open 24 hours a day, Norfolk International Airport offers air service on American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, USAirways, and Southwest Airlines. Major rental car companies have offices at the airport. For main passenger information, call the airport. For private charter information, see the following entries.

Air Service

Burris Flying Service
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2679

Burris Flying Service, operating from the Billy Mitchell Airport, offers air tours and aerial photography for the Outer Banks.

Flight Line Aviation
(252) 338-5347, (800) 916-3226

You can get charter service to the Outer Banks or eastern North Carolina from almost anywhere with Flight Line Aviation. Flight Line operates to Manteo, First Flight, Pine Island, Hatteras, Ocracoke, or any local airport.

Linear Air

Private Light jet service from Manassas, Virginia to Manteo.  Begins June 29, 2007

Outer Banks Airways
1714 Bay Drive, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7677

Outer Banks Airways offers charter service from just about anywhere you want to fly. Most of its passengers choose to land at Dare County Regional Airport, First Flight Airstrip in Kill Devil Hills, or the private Pine Island airstrip between Duck and Corolla.

Pelican Airways
Ocracoke Island
(252) 928-1661

Pelican Airways offers flights to and from Ocracoke as well as services all along the East Coast. It also offers sightseeing air tours and instrument flight lessons.

Sea Air Shuttle Service
339 Audubon Dr, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453.3656 

Sea Air Shuttle Service from Norfolk, VA to Duck, NC is available in season; please call (252) 453.3656  or visit their website at