The American Airpower Museum will hold a C-47B D-Day Living History Flight Experience at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY on Saturday, July 23, 10:30am-4:30pm.
The Museum's Douglas C-47B Skytrain Troop Transporter, "Second Chance," along with its team of professional re-enactors will provide a breathtakingly realistic recreation of what US Airborne Paratroopers felt on their historic D-Day mission. Four flights are set for the day. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so book your C-47B flight now!
AAM's Flight Experience is a one-of-a-kind immersive educational program where re-enactors take you up in the AAM's original WWII C-47B to give you a sense of what US 101st and 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers experienced on their incredible 1,200-plane D-Day assault. Re-enactors are led by Robert Scarabino, noted WWII Living Historian who has organized AAM's Living History Flight Experience since the program's inception in 2003. This unique experience includes:
a mission briefing in the ready room
a chance to wear authentic military field jackets, helmets and gear
the actual sights and sounds as the C-47's engines fire up and you're off into the blue
the ability to see, hear and feel the crew operating the C-47 and paratroopers getting ready for battle
the ability to line up and attach your hook to the overhead static line! (Don't worry, no jumping is allowed!)
The cost of the C-47B flight is $375. This is a family-friendly experience (Please note: All passengers must be at least 12 years old to take the ride. Persons 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The program is about 1.5 hours long and each flight takes 25 minutes. A flight experience entitles you to bring an additional person who can visit the Museum free of charge. You may also wish to visit AAM on Saturday, July 23rd just to watch the flights and tour the Museum. Regular Museum admission is:
$15 for adults
$12 for seniors and veterans
$10 for children ages 5-12
To book a flight:
call 516-531-3950 or 631-454-2039
or visit the Museum gift shop Wednesday through Sunday 10:30am-4:00pm
1230 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
For more information, visit the AAM website here.