EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Continues in 2023

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EAA’s annual tradition of touring a vintage Ford Tri-Motor across the country to give people a taste of the roaring ‘20s returns in 2023. As part of an agreement with the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, EAA will take the museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B on a tour with stops already scheduled in nine different states.

Ford Tri-Motor 5AT air-to-air photo mission in Port Clinton, OH. Photo via EAA

The first stop on the schedule is in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, from April 6-9. Some other stops already confirmed include Evansville, Indiana, from April 13-16 and Columbia, South Carolina, from May 11-14. The Tri-Motor will return to its home in Port Clinton for two stops on June 30-July 2 and September 1-3. The aircraft will also be in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the entire week of EAA AirVenture, July 24-30, allowing attendees to see the world’s largest fly-in from a different perspective. More stops will be added to the schedule online as they are finalized.

Tickets aboard the Tri-Motor are $65 for children 17 and under, $85 for adult EAA members, and $95 for adult nonmembers. Every seat in the aircraft is a window seat, offering a view of the surrounding area. Each flight experience is approximately 30 minutes, of which about 15 minutes will be in the air. More information on the Ford Tri-Motor along with links to buy tickets can be found at FlyTheFord.org.

Photo by EAA/Chris Miller



  1. While running an errand I saw this beautiful aircraft fly over me in Columbia SC on May the 11th. Used flightradar to find out what it was. Further research led me here. Calling in the morning to try to catch a flight!

    • Thanks so much for writing in Alex… I am glad that you were able to put the dots together on this, and hope you were successful in obtaining a ride in the aircraft. We’d love to hear about your experience aboard this vintage beauty if you get the chance!

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