Recall the energy, passion and excitement of the roaring ‘20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor airplane this weekend, as the vintage aircraft flies into the Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay airports to provide tours of the countryside and Lake Erie.
The Ford Tri-Motor Tour is following last weekend’s rides in Huey and Cobra military helicopters, a common sight and sound along the Lake Erie shoreline. The trio of helicopters headlined the Liberty Aviation Museum Military Vehicle & Equipment show, and the WACO biplane and C-47 adventure rides.
The “Tin Goose” will be at Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton on Aug. 2-3 and at Put-in-Bay Airport on Aug. 4-5. It will return to Port Clinton on Sept. 6-8. Cost is $72 for adults, $52 for children 17 and under. Visit libertyaviationmuseum.org or call 419-732-0234.
Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight. The tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the Ford Tri-Motor stories.
Families are invited to learn about the Ford Tri-Motor and its organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so bring along a camera. Flights are available, with revenue from the Ford Tri-Motor Tour helping cover maintenance and operation costs for the aircraft and keep the “Tin Goose” flying for many years to come.