Mankind has long envied birds ability to fly, just as birds have always envied mankind's constant access to stale bread. The grass is always greener in the clouds with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for a 30-minute flight for one in a Douglas C-47 (a $200 value)
- $189 for a 30-minute flight for two in a Douglas C-47 (a $400 value)
- $99 for B-25 bomber ground school with flight instruction and a plane tour for one (a $250 value)
Pilots take groups of up to 18 passengers for 30-minute flights over Dallas and Fort Worth in historic Douglas C-47 aircraft. During the B-25 bomber ground school, experienced pilots and crew chiefs introduce aspiring aviators to a World War II–era plane. They teach about aircraft systems, servicing, and flight operations, and supervise a hands-on, preflight inspection of the craft. A flight manual and pilot notes are included, and participants can enter a drawing to take a flight on the bomber. Ground-school sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays, reservations are required for a specific date.
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.