* $599 for Pilot Experience package including ground school, a historic WWII C47 plane tour, flight instruction, and 30 minutes of flying for one ($1,500 value)
Highly-trained instructors take students into the air with a WWII C47 with a logbook endorsement. Purchasers will receive a pass for either A26 or C47 ground school. Pilot experiences are offered daily, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 29-Dec. 31. For those waiting for warmer temperatures, vouchers are also accepted March 31-July 3, 2014.
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.