In olden times, climbing into the sky was only attainable by finding magic beans and then selling them to buy a blimp. Fly retro-style with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for a Christmas Night light flight over the Metroplex (a $199 value)
- $189 for the above deal for two (a $398 value)
Flights depart from Meacham Field at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Thursday–Sunday between November 23 and December 30, 2012. Passengers spend 30 minutes in the air of the 40-minute experience, with views of downtown Fort Worth's Christmas lights and Arlington's Lake Interlochen. Guests receive cookies and hot chocolate at check-in.
Greatest Generation Aircraft
Originally a TWA aircraft, the Southern Cross Douglas C-47 was adopted by the Army Air Corps to shuttle troops to the front. The twin-propeller plane survived World War II and in the ensuing years underwent a series of makeovers. Its career includes years spent as a reliable set of wings for Delta Air Lines, a troupe of skydiving enthusiasts, and at least one head of state. The C-47 is now meticulously restored to its original WWII-era condition and in the dutiful care of Greatest Generation Aircraft, a nonprofit organization that introduces 21st-century crowds to the C-47 during rides and aerial shows. Flying out of Fort Worth's Meacham International Airport, the C-47 also shares a hangar with an A26 Counter Invader and other veteran planes.