Greatest Generation Aircraft

American Aero

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In a Nutshell

Flight in a WWII-era aircraft lets passengers explore the fully restored cabin & take photos; guests get cookies & hot chocolate

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Redeem starting 11/23/12. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply; $25 fee for rescheduling. 400lb weight max per person. Valid Thursday-Sunday only. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. 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.

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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.

Customer Reviews

The entire evening was fantastic - my husband has not stopped talking about it yet. The pilots were extremetly competent and thoroughly knowledgable about the aircraft and its history. Will go again!!
Vicki D. · January 3, 2013
Definitely an experience to remember. We're going to do it again with my dad!
Dellanie P. · July 4, 2017
It was wonderful. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it. The crew was awesome. And very helpful. He said it was an experience he will never forget!
Joanna A. · March 30, 2017

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