Greatest Generation Aircraft


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In a Nutshell

Flight in WWII-era aircraft lets passengers explore fully restored cabin, take photos, and feel roaring 1,475-hp twin-propeller engine

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required.; subject to weather conditions. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. $25 rescheduling fee for changing initial booking date. Must sign waiver. 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.

$85 for a 30-Minute Flight Experience ($230 Value)

Rides can be scheduled between Sunday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 10. During each 30-minute flight experience, pilots soar over the city center as passengers are transported back to the 1940s in a fully restored military transport plane used in World War II. Riders don ear protection to combat the plane's nearly 1,500-horsepower twin engines and can explore the plane's interior and take photos from the windows. Purchasers also receive a Greatest Generation Aircraft patch and can have a souvenir photo taken professionally. Flights seat up to 16 passengers.

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

amazing flight and friendly crew highly recommend to take flight inside history!
Jacob K. · 5 hours ago
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. · 3 days ago
Such a wonderful experience! Don't miss out!
Jennifer O. · 4 days ago
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    2502 Clark Carr Loop SE

    Albuquerque, NM 87106

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