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Spring/Summer EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Announced

Ford Tri-Motor

February 17, 2011 — EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor heads back on tour in late spring, providing 12 cities in five Midwestern states an up-close look at a classic aircraft from the early days of commercial air travel. It begins in Racine, Wisconsin, on May 26, then continues through July 10 with additional stops in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan.

The Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed the “Tin Goose,” was built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s.  EAA’s airplane underwent a 12-year restoration beginning in the 1970s and since the mid-1980s has been based at historic Pioneer Airport.

Tour visitors can reserve 15-minute flights aboard the aircraft at the Fly the Ford website, or call 800-843-3612 for more information.

EAA’S FORD TRI-MOTOR 2011 MIDWEST TOUR SCHEDULE (Late spring/Early summer)
(Schedule subject to change without notice)

Dates                    City                                      Airport
May 26-30        Racine, Wis.                    John H. Batten Airport
June 2-5            Bloomington, Ind.              Monroe County Airport
June 6-8            Terre Haute, Ind.              Terre Haute International Airport – Hulman Field
June 9-12          Urbana, Ill.                       Frasca Field Airport
June 13-15        Greenwood, Ind.              Greenwood Municipal Airport
June 16-19        Columbus, Ind.                Columbus Municipal Airport
June 20-22        Urbana, Ohio                   Grimes Field Airport
June 23-26        Cincinnati, Ohio               Cincinnati Municipal Airport – Lunken Field
June 27-29         Akron, Ohio                   Akron-Canton Regional Airport
June 30-July 4    Sandusky, Ohio              Griffing Sandusky Airport
July 5-7              Jackson, Mich.                Jackson County Airport – Reynolds Field
July 8-10            Elkhart, Ind.                    Elkhart Municipal Airport

 

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