Ford Tri-Motor tour returns to Port Clinton

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be offering rides in a rare 1929 Ford Tri-Motor passenger airliner from Sept. 12-15, at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, 3255 E. State Road in Port Clinton.

Tri-Motor rides last approximately 15 minutes and will be available Sept. 12th from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 13-15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Tickets are $75 for adults and $50 for children 17 and under. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of flight the "Island Airlines" way with vistas of Marblehead, Put-in-Bay and Kelley's Island.

For decades, Tri-Motors graced the skies over Port Clinton, flying both visitors and residents between the mainland and the Lake Erie islands. Anyone interested in learning more about the history of this unique aircraft and its close ties to the community can stop by the Liberty Aviation complex located t at the airport. This building is home to the Tri-Motor Heritage Museum as well as EAA Chapter 1247's Ford Tri-Motor restoration project. Also on site is the Tin Goose diner, a fully restored 1950's diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view of the airport from every seat.

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