Southern Cross Douglas C-47

Washington Heights

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In a Nutshell

Historic aircraft soars above downtown Fort Worth & Arlington during scenic trips that punctuate year-long memberships

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must sign waiver. Membership expires 1 year from activation; customers must schedule take flight by 12/31/12. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A Christmastime flight in a World War II aircraft fuses history and holiday, much like stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey with the Articles of Confederation. Start a new tradition with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a one-year Lieutenant membership to Southern Cross Douglas C-47 (a $120 value). The membership includes:

  • A scenic flight experience in a historic aircraft.
  • A T-shirt.
  • A commemorative coin.
  • Invitations to members-only flights, sometimes for free and sometimes for only a fuel surcharge.

Within a World War II aircraft, Southern Cross’s pilots harness more than 2,800 horses’ worth of power to pull members 1,000 feet above downtown Fort Worth and Arlington. Up to 16 passengers spend 20 minutes getting comfortable inside the historic C-49J fuselage before 20-minute tours depart Meacham field and glide above the city and love notes spelled out in crop circles. Once in the air, fliers are free to explore the cabin for aerial photo ops and don provided hearing protection to drown out engine noise and birds singing Groundhog Day carols.

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
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    Washington Heights

    505 NW 38th St.

    Fort Worth, Texas 76106


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