Last chance to Fly the Ford this year

Sep 29, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT “City of Port Clinton”/“City of Wichita” will be in Port Clinton at the Liberty Aviation Museum & Tin Goose Diner for flight experiences on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 1-3. They will be the last chance flights for 2021 to experience the golden age of aviation (weather permitting)!

The air adventures are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner. Visit its website at: libertyaviationmuseum.org

Book flights online for all dates at: eaa.org/shop/Flights/FlyTheFord.aspx or call 1-877-952-5395 or email: flytheford@eaa.org

Questions? Call us at the Liberty Aviation Museum at 419-732-0234 or email: events@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Liberty Aviation Museum earmarks $5 of every ticket sold to fly “The Tin Goose” to fund the 1929 Island Airlines Ford Tri-Motor restoration in the Liberty Aviation Museum’s second hangar. To learn more about the restoration of the other Ford Tri-Motor, visit www.restoretheford.org.

Call 419-732-0234 on the day of the flights before traveling long distances to the museum. If you purchased advance tickets, you will be notified directly in the event of flight cancellations. Make sure to include a phone number online when purchasing tickets.

Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, serial No. 8, flew its first flight on Dec. 1, 1928. It was sold to Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT, the logo that graces the aircraft’s fuselage today) in January 1929 where it became NC9645 and was named City of Wichita. It inaugurated westbound transcontinental commercial air service on July 7, 1929, with sister ship City of Columbus.

In 2014, the aircraft was acquired by Ed Patrick and the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. Volunteers ferried the aircraft across the country to its new home. After further maintenance to ensure the aircraft was tour-ready, Liberty entered into a lease agreement with EAA, working together to showcase the historic aircraft around the country.

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