Relive the early days of commercial air travel this April 30 through May 2 when the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s 1929 restored Ford Tri-Motor airliner visits Gainesville Regional Airport.
The 9-seat airline, nicknamed the “Tin Goose,” was built by Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s. It underwent a 12-year restoration in the 1970s and has been based at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.
Tri-Motor will be giving 15 minute rides to the public starting Monday, April 30 from 2pm to 5pm and from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2.
The event is hosted by Gainesville’s EAA Chapter 98, and tickets cost $80 per person. Tickets can be reserved at EAA’s Tri-Motor tour website, www.flytheford.org.
If you’re interested in sitting in the co-pilot seat, tickets cost $125 and can only be purchased on site due to very limited ability.