Here is a press release and other information about the history of the Ford Tri-Motor.
EAA Chapter 106 is honored to be hosting a tour stop of the AirZoo's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor which is on a National tour, stopping for FOUR DAYS ONLY at the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Click for LOCATION information.
If you'd like to VOLUNTEER, we can use some help!
Want to learn even MORE HISTORY about the Tri-Motors? Sign up for the BBQ on Saturday evening where the AirVenture Museum's volunteer pilots will be giving a presentation about the History of the Tri-Motor!
PRESS RELEASE by the EAA AirVenture Museum:
A few excerpts:
Many airlines we know of were started because of the Tri-Motor,
including Eastern (flew from Boston), TWA, & more.
Did you know that TWA started out meaning "Transcontinental and Western Air",
not "Trans World Airways"?
On a Tri-Motor & train plan laid out and overseen by Charles Lindbergh,
this was the first time people could travel coast-to-coast in only 48 hours!
Here is a 3-part newsreel from that time about this new service:
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vowvQxM9_g8
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JArADO80Tg8
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtIvfVWnsmM
Here's a couple of photos at the Boston Public Library of Tri-Motors in Boston:
1 - Amelia Earhart arrives at East Boston Airport in a Ford Tri-Motor (probably 1929 Air Tour)
btw – read “Promoting Aviation” at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart
2 - Ford's all metal plane lands at East Boston Airport:
3 - New England and Western Air "New" Ford Tri-Motor:
4 - Henry Ford's metal plane lands at East Boston Airport
Do YOU know someone who was a pilot, maintenance crew, stewardess, or passenger on a Tri-Motor when these were flown by the airlines in the 20's and 30's ? If so, please have them contact us at: EAA106.TriMotor <AT> gmail.com -- We'd like to meet them - and perhaps have the media meet them, too.