Greatest Generation Aircraft

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In a Nutshell

Flight in a historic aircraft takes passengers over Dallas and Fort Worth; ground instruction on a WWII-era bomber

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Promotional value expires Jul 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon sell price applies; $25 fee for rescheduling. Must sign waiver. 400lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $99 for a 30-minute flight for one in a Douglas C-47 (a $200 value)
  • $189 for a 30-minute flight for two in a Douglas C-47 (a $400 value)
  • $99 for B-25 bomber ground school with flight instruction and a plane tour for one (a $250 value)

Pilots take groups of up to 18 passengers for 30-minute flights over Dallas and Fort Worth in historic Douglas C-47 aircraft. During the B-25 bomber ground school, experienced pilots and crew chiefs introduce aspiring aviators to a World War II–era plane. They teach about aircraft systems, servicing, and flight operations, and supervise a hands-on, preflight inspection of the craft. A flight manual and pilot notes are included, and participants can enter a drawing to take a flight on the bomber. Ground-school sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays, reservations are required for a specific date.

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

This was a great experience. All the volunteers who make this airplane fly, to the wonderful views of the city and bring a part of WW II history, make this an A++++ date!!!!
Pamela S. · February 14, 2017
amazing flight and friendly crew highly recommend to take flight inside history!
Jacob K. · January 21, 2017
was a gift for my wife who has been a big "gooney" fan for decades. That she loved every moment of the experience made the three hour trip to Ft Worth absolutely worth it. I believe that this will go down for her as a lifetime highlight.
Gerald V. · January 17, 2017
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    American Aero

    505 Northwest 38th Street

    Hangar 33 S

    Fort Worth, TX 76106

    +18176599249

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  2. 2

    Meacham Airport

    4201 N Main St.

    Fort Worth, TX 76106

    +18176599249

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