Now offering seaplane training


High Tide Aviation is southeastern North Carolina's premier aviation company. We offer private aircraft charters, aerial tours and flight training.


We provide private charters in our comfortable King Air Turbo-prop airplane.  Destinations include airports across the eastern United States and the Caribbean.  Our charter services have provided aerial surveillance for the Department of Defense and electrical power companies within the surrounding four counties.


We offer scenic air tours by helicopter or airplane with amazing views of the Cape Fear Region!  Our tours have been recognized as a unique venue in which to propose marriage, celebrate a birthday or satisfy that "Bucket List" helicopter flight.

We have enjoyed great success in our fixed-wing and rotary-wing flight training.  Our effectiveness can be measured by the many successes of our prior students who have passed their FAA evaluation flights earning Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Ratings and Instrument Instructor Certificates in both fixed-wing and helicopters.

High Tide Aviation is based at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, NC.


Private Charter

With High Tide Aviation, you & your associates have the entire aircraft to yourselves.  

Scenic Air Tours

See the sights of the Cape Fear  by airplane or helicopter. Get a bird's eye view of area lighthouses, historic sites and marine wildlife.

Flight Training

Have you ever wanted to fly? Take the controls in a helicopter or an airplane  today with a professional  instructor!

High Tide gift certificates
available here


I want to thank you for the flight yesterday; it was a great experience for Lynne and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Another check mark for her bucket list! I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your professionalism and customer-oriented demeanor.

Mark D. - Wilmington, NC

I took my 84-year-old dad on Jessica's tour Saturday and he loved it. I highly recommend this as a great way to look around at a reasonable price. She is a super pilot and a knowledgeable tour guide.

Lee H. - Oak Island, NC

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Cape Fear Regional Jetport (KSUT)

4345 Airport Rd. SE,

Southport, NC 28461

 (910) 477-1926

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