Historic Ford Tri-Motor flying into Youngstown airport July 7, 8
The Youngstown Warren Regional Airport will play host to an experience in aviation history next month.
On July 7 and July 8, people can book a ride on a vintage Ford Tri-Motor Airplane.
Known as the first luxury airliner, the plane marked the beginning of commercial flight nearly 100 years ago.
Hosted by volunteers, the visit will include free viewing of the restored plane known as the “Tin Goose”.
Revenues from the Ford Tri-Motor tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid efforts to keep the plane flying.
Each flight experience is approximately 30 minutes, of which about 15 minutes will be in the air.
Passengers are seated while the Ford Tri-Motor is in flight. However, each seat is located next to a window. Cameras are permitted on board.
EAA's Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT can carry up to nine passengers at a time and the Liberty Museum's Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT can carry up to 10. Every seat on both planes is a window seat. It is possible to reserve an entire flight on both planes.
Hearing protection in the vicinity of aircraft is recommended. Earplugs will be made available for use.
Ford Tri-Motor flights are $80 per adult in advance (walk-up price is $85), and $55 per child 17 and under.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 2 can be carried free of charge in an adult's lap.
Access to the airplane is easy and not normally a problem for the elderly or mobility-limited people. Two normal-sized steps are used to enter the cabin. Seats are individual (no double seats) and separated by an aisle. Seatbelt extensions are available.
For any questions, or if you are interested in booking a full flight at a location, please contact Membership Services at 877-952-5395.
Ticketing and more information are available by following this link.