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American Airpower Museum C-47 D-Day Living History Flight Experience Returns June 12th

Written by Chris Boyle  |  10. June 2021

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the American Airpower Museum’s WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain Troop Transporter will give you an unforgettable Living History Flight Experience 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, so act now to book your C-47 flight and give a perfect gift for Father’s Day!  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. 
 
AAM’s Living History Flight Experience is a one-of-a-kind immersive educational program, where reenactors take you up in an original WWII C-47 to get a sense of what our 101st and 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers felt on their incredible 1,200-plane D-Day assault.  This unique immersive flight experience includes: a mission briefing; 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; see and hear the crew operate their C-47 and paratroopers getting ready for battle; and you actually form up and hook your parachute to a static line!
 
Cost of the C-47 flight is $350.  The Museum will conduct up to three flights on June 12th, starting at 10:00 a.m.  This is a family-friendly experience for all ages.  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.  Your contribution supports our mission to honor Veterans and U.S. aviation history by preserving the aircraft and their legacy for future generations. 
 
The American Airpower Museum is an aviation museum located on the landmarked former site of Republic Aviation at Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY.  The Museum maintains a collection of aviation artifacts and an array of aircraft spanning the many years of the aircraft factory's history. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Educational Foundation Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.

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