American Airpower Museum’s C-47 D-Day Living History Flight Experience Returns

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On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the American Airpower Museum’s  will resume their Living History Flight Experience program in their WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain “Second Chance” to celebrate the start of summer and a return to normalcy.  To accommodate public demand, AAM has scheduled three flights for June 12, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 AAM’s Living History Flight Experience is a one-of-a-kind immersive educational program, where reenactors take the passengers up in an original WWII C-47 providing a sense of what the 101st and 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers felt on their D-Day assault.  This unique immersive flight experience includes: a mission briefing; a chance to wear authentic military field jackets, helmets and gear. The immersive experience will allow the passengers to watch the crew operate their C-47 and paratroopers getting ready for battle.

“Second Chance” is an original WWII C-47 (s/n 44-76717), it transferred to the Royal Air Force from the USAAF in 1945, prior to D-Day this C-47 saw action in both the Overlord Operation and Market Garden. This C-47 is one of the few true C-47s still in stock military configuration today. It saw service post war in Vietnam with the French Air Force, and spent most of its operational life in the Israeli Air Force finally retiring from active military service in 1996.

The cost of the C-47 flight is $350 per passenger, the museum will conduct up to three flights on June 12th, starting at 10:00 a.m. The program is about 1.5 hours long and each flight takes 25 minutes.  A flight experience entitles you to bring along an additional person who can visit the Museum all day free of charge.  This is a family-friendly experience for all ages. Your contribution supports the American Airpower Museum’s mission to honor Veterans and U.S. aviation history by preserving the aircraft and their legacy for future generations. To book a flight, call (516) 531-3950, visit the Museum’s gift shop or call (631) 454-2039, Thursday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit


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