Get in the cockpit of an authentic C-47 for a thrilling flying experience. Look below at Fort Worth as you take control of the plane with an experienced pilot by your side.
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.
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What You Will Do
Buckle in for an unforgettable flying experience where you get the opportunity to take command
Lift off in a WWII-era C-47 airplane to see Fort Worth from high above as you guide the aircraft
Get started with a hands-on ground school intro class that prepares you for the real thing
Work alongside a knowledgeable expert, who has many years of experience flying
Guided pilot experience
Ground school class
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
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October 28, 2019
The Captain Rich was Fantastic! He was experienced, patient, willing to answer all of my questions! I want to do it again, it was one of the best experiences of my life!
April 29, 2019
When I arrived at the Greatest Generation Aircraft hangar at Fort Worth Meacham Airport last Sunday April 28 at 9.45am, I had absolutely no experience of flying any sort of aircraft whatsoever. Zero hours. By lunchtime, I had performed a touch and go, several gentle right and left turns over the Fort Worth area and then a nice smooth landing back at Meacham, all under the calm and watchful eyes of Captain Jim, in a beautiful, immaculate 80 year old C-47 and now had my first 20 minutes in my "log book". Not your usual Sunday morning!
This was a fantastic experience, and one I can thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in classic aviation, from a complete novice like me to vastly experienced pilots who'd just like to top up their hours in a beautiful classic aeroplane. The enthusiasm, friendliness and absolute professionalism of all at GGA was second to none, and even if you don't fancy flying, their seriously impressive collection of wonderful classic aircraft housed in the enormous hangar is worth a trip to see just on its own, including the stunning B29 "FiFi"-one of just two airworthy examples in the World. Thanks guys, I had an absolute blast-worth every penny of the trip over from London! I'll be back...
March 17, 2019
The crew was very nice, informative, and very helpful. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
February 5, 2019
The C-47 Pilot Experience was quite an adventure, and, educational as well!
December 30, 2018
Gift for father who is an avid pilot. Unique experience!
December 29, 2018
Captain Jim did a great job with us!
December 14, 2018
Simply outstanding from begining to end. Especially all the flying involved.
Thanks Jim and Chuck so very much. Never to be forgotten.
June 9, 2018
This was an absolutely magical experience - Jim Terry did an astounding job. He made us feel so welcome and comfortable - his confidence in his airplane is contagious, and his willingness to let a visitor actually take the controls is an amazing gift to anyone lucky enough to join him. Highly recommend this wonderful opportunity.
May 15, 2018
My dad and son had an absolutely fabulous time! All the volunteers were helpful and informative. Great experience! Would highly recommend!
May 1, 2018
A fantastic experience! Flying the C-47 up Eagle Mountain Lake was so much fun and the instructor couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating. The only thing I want to know now is when can I go again!
April 23, 2018
To the crew of "Southern Cross",
Being in my mid-seventies and having a high interest in aircraft (especially WW II vintage) all my life, it was a most gratifying experience to spend the afternoon with you guys in and flying the C-47. The obvious care and attention to detail that was displayed toward your guests for their enjoyment and safety is greatly appreciated by me and my wife Nancy. Please keep up the good work and I will always recommend your services to anyone I know with an appreciation for vintage flying.
1504 Hilltop Ln.
Pantego, TX 76013
December 31, 2017
The experience was priceless. To be able to see the look on my sons face as he took off and landed this awesome piece of history was priceless for me. The staff was 100% over the top professional.
December 30, 2017
Awesome airplane! The crews were great, very accommodating. Love to do it again!
December 15, 2017
Really enjoyed it, nice crew and very interesting to see the plane.
MEETING LOCATION: 505 NW 38th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106, USA