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Old 10-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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1929 Ford Tri-Motor Plane Comes to Porter County from Jon L. Hendricks on Vimeo.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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Neat old bird
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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If you get a chance to fly in it, it's worth the price for a once in a lifetime experience.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:05 PM   #5
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+1 There is usually at least one of these flying every year at Oshkosh, WI during the EAA fly-in. Even if you don't take a ride (last year was ~$80/15 min. ride) it's neat watching them take off and land.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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If you get a chance to fly in it, it's worth the price for a once in a lifetime experience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8GAa...6&feature=plcp

I second that.....
Here is the start of the flight on this Youtube video from Rock-Ford A's Club.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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My dad and I flew on it a couple of years ago. Well worth the price of admission. Go check this plane out.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
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it wont let me veiw it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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It was here in Knoxville, Tn a couple of years ago, developed a knock and left a day early. Sure wanted to ride.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #10
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Those old planes are from a different era,
when in the USA in August we went for a rid in a Boeing B17 from willow run airfeild,
A special treat ,there was on board a WW11 B17 pilot.
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Now THAT is cool thanx Ryan
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:04 PM   #12
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it wont let me view it either.!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #13
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I flew in the right seat of the 29 trimotor in Oshkosh several years ago, fantastic experience!
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My friend Cody Welch also flies the Tri-Motor for the EAA. This year Cody was giving rides out of the Oakland County International Airport, formerly the Pontiac Municipal Airport - "PTK" in Michigan during the "Air Fair" (open house and air show). PTK was the first aerodrome in the nation to receive airport certification from the Civil Aeronautics Bureau in 1928. So, the open house committee and I thought it appropriate to park a 1928 Ford next to the Tri-Motor during the show to give the thousands of visitors the appropriate feel of the era.

The early Model A Roadster was the only car on display during the Air Fair and it received a good going-over by the assembled masses. The fingerprints and dried ice cream washed right off. I loved hearing the stories of the old-timers who owned "A"s back in the day.

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There's some overlap in the following;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8GAa...EF_hID7x5_RsDQ
http://youtu.be/kZf-g4CamEQ
http://youtu.be/vd9qHnNteoQ
http://youtu.be/l6LSntA5StU
http://youtu.be/3a8G87qnZz4
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that was great!!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #18
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My friend Cody Welch also flies the Tri-Motor for the EAA. This year Cody was giving rides out of the Oakland County International Airport, formerly the Pontiac Municipal Airport - "PTK" in Michigan during the "Air Fair" (open house and air show). PTK was the first aerodrome in the nation to receive airport certification from the Civil Aeronautics Bureau in 1928. So, the open house committee and I thought it appropriate to park a 1928 Ford next to the Tri-Motor during the show to give the thousands of visitors the appropriate feel of the era.

The early Model A Roadster was the only car on display during the Air Fair and it received a good going-over by the assembled masses. The fingerprints and dried ice cream washed right off. I loved hearing the stories of the old-timers who owned "A"s back in the day.

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any pix of the 3 motor using model a motors ? great films !!
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #20
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Back in the '60's they flew tri-motors to the islands in western Lake Erie. My wife and I, before we were married, went to Put-in-Bay and took along her 15 year old brother. It was the first time he had ever flown. We came back on the last flight of the day and found that the plane was over booked. They told me that if I could wait they would send over a Cessna to fly me back, or if someone was willing to sit in the co-pilot seat we could all go together. Well, brother rode up front. What an experience!! He said he couldn't hear the pilot during the flight as he left the windows in the cockpit open. This was so the pilot could see the gauges on the outboard engines. On this plane the outside skin was the same as the inside skin. The seats were long benches along the sides.
Island Airlines, known as the shortest airline in the world, had several tri-motors and used many of them for spare parts. They no longer use them and I don't know if any still exist.
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