When Lincoln residents look skyward this weekend, they will likely see a piece of history flying overhead. A vintage airplane, called the Ford Tri-Motor “Tin Goose” is visiting Lincoln airport this weekend, allowing visitors to see it up close and a chance to take a flight over Lincoln. The Ford airplane is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
From EEA’s media materials: “EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor was constructed in 1929 and has a colorful history, with roles ranging from service as a Cuban airliner to fighting forest fires and transporting smoke jumpers. After a thunderstorm flipped and nearly destroyed the airplane in 1973, EAA founder Paul Poberezny purchased the aircraft. It then underwent a 12-year restoration to return to flying status with many of the same features it had in the late 1920s. Since then, it has been hangared at the EAA AirVenture Museum’s historic Pioneer Airport when it is not on its national tours or making special appearances.”
Admission to the airport is free on Friday through Sunday. Rides can be purchased at the airport or in advance by using links at the Fly the Ford Facebook page.
For more information about the Ford Tri-Motors, visit the EEA website.
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