Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn how an entire industry grew from these humble beginnings with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for a Simulated Flight Experience for two adults and two children under the age of 12 (up to a $26 value)
- $20 for VIP admission for two adults and two children under the age of 12 (up to a $116 value)
The Simulated Flight Experience includes museum entry for the day plus a session in the flight simulator with choice of aircraft. Here, novices may learn the basics of flight while adults who have been previously trained to fly can test their skills on the Constellation.
VIP admission includes museum entry for the day plus an airline cockpit tour of the Lockheed Constellation, "Connie", and a photo in the captain's seat.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
National Airline History Museum
In 1986, aviation enthusiasts Dick McMahon and Larry Brown embarked on a mutually shared dream: find and restore a Lockheed Super G Constellation. Long gone from the friendly skies, the “Connie,” as the aircraft is known to aficionados and flirtatious air traffic controllers, was once a sight to behold––a beautiful mix of mechanical power and graceful design. After much sleuthing, the pair managed to locate a 1958 model in Mesa, Arizona, acquire it from the storage facility in which it lived, and transporting it to Hangar 9 at the Kansas City Downtown Airport for refurbishment.
Thus was established the National Airline History Museum, a passion project that grew over the ensuing decades to fill three museum rooms with airline artifacts and ephemera. Inside, visitors mine the rich history of commercial flight as they view early photographs and exchange the latest jokes about airline food. They even have the opportunity to walk through several of the aircraft in the hangar, including a 1941 Douglas DC-3 and a 1952 Martin 404 in addition to the famed Lockheed Constellation.
“Fun time: kids were more interested than expected.”
“Make an appointment for the flight simulators before you go or you might not get to do it. This museum is nice because there is a docent who takes you through the...”
“Make an appointment for the flight simulators before you go or you might not get to do it. This museum is nice because there is a docent who takes you through the museum and gives you the history. He was very knowledgeable and it was so much nicer than reading info off of little cards on display.”
“EXCELLENT GUIDE! REALLY INTERESTING.”