Riding the wind, soaring high above the clouds like a bird has been a dream of mankind since people could put their dreams on paper. Thanks to the Wright Brothers in the years 1900-1903, the OBX inherited a legacy of both soaring and powered flight. There are many ways you can fulfill your desire during your vacation and become part of the story that is still being written about the barrier islands of North Carolina. Pilots love to make a trip here to see where modern air travel began. If you want to experience the incomparable grand scheme of nature at work, you must see the OBX by air. There are a few air tour services available by plane or helicopter. For thrill seekers with a “less is more” approach, try your hand at hang-gliding from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the tallest sand dune on the East Coast. If you really want to go back to the basics, then there’s no better place to see mankind’s inspiration for flight; viewing the migratory path of 100s if different types of birds.