EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Resumes

EAA Ford Tri-Motor tour brings historic flight opportunities across the nation in 2024. Initial schedule includes stops in seven states

Photo via EAA/Jim Koepnick
Aircorps Art Dec 2019


PRESS RELEASE

The excitement of the roaring ‘20s returns to the sky as EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor tour kicks off the 2024 season in April. The first stop on the schedule is at Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from April 4-7.

Stops already confirmed for 2024 include:

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 4-7
  • Alamogordo, New Mexico – April 11-14
  • San Angelo, Texas – April 18-21
  • Midland, Texas – April 25-28
  • Abilene, Texas – May 2-5
  • Fort Worth, Texas – May 9-12
  • Ada, Oklahoma – May 16-19
  • Springfield, Missouri – May 23-26
  • Bolingbrook, Illinois – May 30-June 2
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa – June 6-9
  • Peoria, Illinois – June 13-16
  • Lee’s Summit, Missouri – June 20-23
  • Madison, Wisconsin – June 27-30
  • Oshkosh, Wisconsin – July 22-28

Photo via EAA/Dennis Biela

 

 

 

 

 

Additional tour stops will be added to the schedule as they are finalized.

EAA’s Tri-Motor was built by Ford Motor Company and first flew in August 1929. The airliner was flown in Cuba and the Dominican Republic for most of the 1930s and ‘40s until it returned to the United States in 1949 where it would serve a variety of purposes including barnstorming and firefighting. EAA’s Tri-Motor also appeared in two feature films, Jerry Lewis’ 1965 comedy The Family Jewels, and the 2009 crime drama Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp.

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

Tickets aboard the Tri-Motor are $99 for adults, and $75 for children 17 and under. 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.

Tickets for each stop will be made available for purchase as they are finalized. More information on the Ford Tri-Motor along with links to buy tickets can be found at FlyTheFord.org.

About EAA

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 290,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.

 

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