C-45 Expeditor

Bucket of Bolts

Become A General in History...

The C-45 is a Military Transport Version of the Beechcraft Model 18, Which Began its 32 Year Production Lifespan in 1937. It was the Result of Walter Beech’s Desire in 1935 to Build a Low-Wing Monoplane to Compete with the Commercial Biplanes of the Day, Like the Curtis Condor.

The C-45 was First Ordered by the U.S. Army Air Corps for Use as a Staff Transport. It was Continually Modified Throughout its Production Life With Changes Like Increased Seating Capacity and a Longer Nose. A Navigator Training Version was Put in Service as the AT-7, and a Float-Version was Designated the AT-7A.

The Model 18 was Further Modified During 1941 as the Advanced Trainer AT-11, Equipped with a Small Bomb Bay, Transparent Nose Section, and Two .30 cal. Machine Guns. This Variant was Used for Bombardier and Gunnery Training. A Photo Reconnaissance Model, Designated the F-2, was the Final Wartime Variant of the Model 18.  The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps also Acquired More Than 1,500 Model 18s During World War II, with Respective Identifiers of JRB and SNB.

Specifications (C-45F)
  • Engines: Two 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1

  • Weight: Empty 6,175 lbs.,

  • Max Takeoff 8,727 lbs.

  • Maximum Speed: 215 mph

  • Ceiling: 21,400 ft.

  • Range: 850 miles

  • Production: 9,388

  • Flying Today: Approximately 250

Book A Ride Today

VIP Cabin Seat...................................................................$ 85
Co-Pilot Seat......................................................................$ 185

Whole Plane Reservation for up to 5 passengers.......$ 475

Individual Seats are sold on-demand at the event.

Whole Plane Reservations only may be booked online.

The C-45 is the Perfect Airplane to Ride for Not a Lot of Money, but a Whole Lot of Fun! It is Also a Great Airplane to Take Your Family For a Ride. Bring the Kids and Give Them an Experience They Will Never Forget. 

​C-45 Ride Flight Information

  • Typical Flight Time is About 20 Minutes.

  • Minimum of 5 Riders Required for Flight.

  • Riders Must be at Least 6 years of Age and Accompanied by an Adult. Each Rider Must Purchase an $85 VIP Cabin Seat.

  • ​All Minors Between the Ages of 6 - 17  Must Have a Legal Guardian Present at the Time of Check-in.

  • Riders Under 12 Cannot Ride in the Co-Pilot Seat.

  • This Ride is Considered Low for Flight Intensity.

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