An immaculate 1928 Ford Tri-Motor will be touring the country offering an opportunity for passengers to experience flight aboard the world’s first mass-produced airliner. The Ford Tri-Motor Tour, hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and local EAA Chapter 846, will be offering flights June 4-7, 2015 at the Wayne County Airport (BJJ) in Wooster, Ohio.
The Ford Tri-Motor or the “Tin Goose” was first built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s. This Ford Tri-Motor, owned by the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, and flown on tour through a lease agreement with EAA, was constructed in 1928 and has an intriguing history, with roles ranging from service as airliner over the Grand Canyon in the 1930s and later in Honduras, to a showpiece as part of the legendary Harrah’s auto and aircraft collection in Nevada.
After a long period as a museum showpiece, the aircraft was purchased by the Liberty Aviation Museum in 2014 and restored to flight status.
This Tri-Motor can carry up to 10 passengers at a time, and every seat has a window. Passengers are encouraged to bring a camera to record and share this experience. Tickets purchased in advance are $70 for adults; walk up tickets are $75 and $50 for children 17 years old and under. Book your spot on the historic “Tin Goose” through a secure flight-reservation system at www.flytheford.org, EAA’s Tri-Motor tour website. You can also pre-book a flight by calling 1-800-843-3612.