Experimental Aircraft Association to Offer Rides in Famous Ford Tri-Motor Plane from Long Beach Airport • Long Beach Post

The Long Beach Airport will offer patrons rides in the famous Ford Tri-Motor. Photo courtesy of Long Beach Airport

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Those interested will soon have the chance to ride in a historical aircraft when the Long Beach Airport offers rides in the famous Ford Tri-Motor, according to a blog post from the airport.

The plane, named for its three powerful radial engines, will visit the airport from March 5 to March 8 and will offer visitors the chance to take a ride in the skies.

“The visit will offer a rare chance for aviation fans to get up close and personal with a true living relic. Ford built the Tri-Motor from 1909-29 in an attempt to make it a kind of Model T for the sky,” according to the blog post. “Also known as ‘The Tin Goose,’ the Tri-Motor has a distinctive corrugated metal body and three prominent engines that help it take flight. It became one of the first aircraft with an enclosed body for both passengers and pilots.”

The aircraft is currently owned by and will appear thanks to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and will be stationed at the Aerolease Aeroplex ramp at the Long Beach Airport in an event sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 7.

The event will take place March 5 to March 8 between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM. Tickets are $50 for those 17 and younger and $70 for adults, or $75 without a reservation. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-952-5395. Parking is available in the lot located at 3333 East Spring Street.

For more information about the plane, click here.

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