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EAA's Ford Tri-Motor Tour

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Name: EAA's Ford Tri-Motor Tour
Date: May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Event Description:
—The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) immaculate 1929 Ford
Tri-Motor will be touring the country offering an opportunity for passengers to experience flight aboard the
world’s first mass-produced airliner. During EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour, passengers will travel back to the early
days of what was considered luxurious commercial air travel.
The Ford Tri-Motor or the “Tin Goose” was first built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s. EAA’s Ford
Tri-Motor was constructed in 1929 and has an intriguing history, with roles ranging from service as Cuban
airliner to extensive background fighting forest fires while transporting smoke jumpers.
After a thunderstorm wrecked havoc on the airplane in 1973, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny purchased the
aircraft, which then underwent a 12-year restoration and returned it to touring status.
EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor has also made a celebrity appearance in two major movies—1960’s “Family Jewels”
starring Jerry Lewis and 2009’s “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp.
EAA’s Tri-Motor can carry up to nine passengers at a time, and every seat has a window. Passengers are
encouraged to bring a camera to record and share this experience. Tickets purchased in advance are $70 for
adults; walk up tickets are $75 and $50 for children 17 years old and under.

Lebanon, MO - Floyd W Jones Lebanon Airport – May 24-27, 2018

Book your spot on the historic “Tin Goose” through a secure flight-reservation system at www.flytheford.org,
EAA’s Tri-Motor tour website. You can also pre-book a flight by calling 1-800-843-3612.
Media members are welcome for a flight on Thursday May 24th at 2:00P.M. For media flight inquiries please
contact Olivia Rasmus at 920-426-6599 or orasmus@eaa.org.
About EAA
EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s
185,000 members and 1,000 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/EAAupdate.
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