The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is bringing the first-ever mass-produced airliner to Rochester, Minnesota and you're invited for a ride aboard a flight July 14 - 17, 2022 at the Rochester International Airport.

What's the Plane, It Looks Super Cool?

Collection I.456.12

TWAs technical adviser Colonel Charles A Lindbergh (center) stands in front of a Transcontinental-Air-Transport-Ford-TriMotor Date and location unknown, though it's part of the MNHS Minnesota Collection. Allison Neely

It's the Ford Tri-Motor, known as the first luxury airliner, "Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring '20s...the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight."

Liberty Aviation Museum's 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, serial No. 8, flew its first flight on December 1, 1928, and has been fully restored to flying standards and is ready for passengers.

The current tour has only two Midwest stops:

Ford Tri-Motor leaving St Paul airport MNHS
Ford Tri-Motor leaving St Paul airport MNHS

Rochester Ford Tri-Motor Tour Stop Public Flight Info -

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, July 14-17, 2022
Times: Thursday: 2-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: Rochester International Airport
Tickets: $52 - $72 - Click HERE to buy tickets

And July 25 - July 31, 2022, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Same ticket info as above, but click HERE for tickets.

More info from EAA

Northwest Airways Inc Ford Tri-Motor at Duluth MNHS
Northwest Airways Inc Ford Tri-Motor at Duluth MNHS
  • We invite families to visit and learn all about our aircraft and our organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so be sure to bring your camera along.
  • Revenues from the Ford Tri-Motor tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to keep the “Tin Goose” flying for many years to come.
Ford Tri-Motor Planes Land At Dearborn
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN - JUNE 9: Edsel B. Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford, poses with a rare, all-metal Ford Tri-Motor plane after it landed at the Dearborn Proving Ground June 9, 2003 in Dearborn, Michigan. The Proving Ground originally opened in 1925 as Ford Airport, the first modern airport in the world. The landing today of five vintage planes, part of Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary Celebration, was the first time in 56 years the test track has functioned as an airport. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
  • Hearing protection in the vicinity of aircraft is recommended. Earplugs will be made available for use.
  • For any questions, or if you are interested in booking a full flight at a location, please contact Membership Services at 877-952-5395.

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