20-Minute Flight Experience in WWII-Era Plane for One or Two from Southern Cross Douglas C-47 (Up to 53% Off)

Fredericksburg

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In a Nutshell

Flights in WWII-era aircraft let passengers explore fully restored cabin, take photos & feel roaring 1,475 hp twin propeller engine

The Fine Print

Expires May 27th, 2012. Limit 5 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Not valid until 5/21/12. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. 400lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must be old enough to sit in a seat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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

  • $99 for a 20-minute flight experience in a Douglas C-47 for one person (a $200 value)
  • $189 for a 20-minute flight experience in a Douglas C-47 for two people (a $400 value)

During a 20-minute flight experience, pilots soar over city and rural locales as passengers are transported back to the 1940s in a fully restored military transport plane used in WWII. Riders don ear protection to combat the plane's nearly 15,000 horsepower twin engines and can explore the plane's interior and take photos from the windows. Flights seat up to 16 passengers. The Douglas C-47 will be in at Gillespie County Airport in Fredericksburg from May 21 through May 27.

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.

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