Come See & Experience
"The Tin Goose"

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Fyer


Experience 1920s Luxury Aviation
EAA's Ford Tri-Motor Tour

Re-live the beginnings of airline travel with "The Tin Goose"

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. —The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will be touring the country offering an opportunity for passengers to experience flight aboard the world’s first mass-produced airliner. During EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour, passengers will travel back to the early days of what was considered luxurious commercial air travel.

The Ford Tri-Motor or the “Tin Goose” was first built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s. EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor was constructed in 1929 and has an intriguing history, with roles ranging from service as a Cuban airliner to an extensive background fighting forest fires while transporting smoke jumpers.

After a thunderstorm wrecked havoc on the airplane in 1973, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny purchased the aircraft, which then underwent a 12-year restoration that returned it to touring status.

EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor has also made a celebrity appearance in two major movies—1960’s “Family Jewels” starring Jerry Lewis and 2009’s “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp.

EAA’s Tri-Motor can carry up to nine passengers at a time, and every seat has a window. Passengers are encouraged to bring a camera to record and share this experience. Tickets purchased in advance are $72 for adults; walk up tickets are $77 and $52 for children 17 years old and under.

See & Experience History
May 23rd thru May 26th, 2019
Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport
Niles, MI 

Book your spot on the historic “Tin Goose” through a secure flight-reservation system at, EAA’s Tri-Motor tour website. You can also pre-book a flight by calling 1-800-843-3612.

For media flight inquiries please contact Kristy Busse at 920-426-4843 or

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