Monday, January 27, 2014

Vintage Plane Rides Available at Merritt Island Airport This Week

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – Local groups are offering the opportunity for flights in a vintage 929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane this week at Merritt Island Airport.

Flights are available Monday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  The cost for a flight is $75.00.
Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors from 1926 through 1933. EAA’s model 4-AT-E was number 146 off Ford’s innovative assembly line and first flew on August 21, 1929. It was sold to Pitcairn Aviation’s passenger division, Eastern Air Transport, whose paint scheme is replicated on EAA’s Tri-Motor.

This particular airplane has been used in a passenger fleet, crop-dusting, barnstorming, smoke-jumping, military use, and has been in a museum.
The plane rides are being sponsored locally by Pan Am International Flight Academy, World Fuel Services, Phillips 66, and the Clarion Hotel.

For more information, call 877-952-5395.

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