Simulated Flight Experience or VIP Visits for 2 Adults and 2 Children to National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)


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In a Nutshell

Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

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Promotional value expires Oct 23, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required for Constellation flight simulator if you qualify. Must activate by the expiration date on your Groupon. Photo taken in cockpit will be emailed to you. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Customer Reviews

Very interesting piece of Kansas City history!
Rob S. · October 24, 2013
Very interesting and enjoyable.
Nancy S. · October 6, 2013
Our tour guide taught us a lot about the airplanes, history and equipment that was at the museum. We enjoyed our visit.
Laurie W. · October 6, 2013

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