Take a journey in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor in Kalamazoo | Information


KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — Southwest Michigan residents can fly in a bit of aviation historical past this weekend on the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Worldwide Airport.

Often known as the primary “luxurious airliner,” the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor is taking to the skies of Kalamazoo and providing excursions to the general public.

Volunteer Pilot Dave Ross says 199 of those 10-passenger airplanes had been constructed by Ford Motor Firm in Dearborn between 1926 and 1933.

“It is like reliving journey again within the early 30’s, everybody comes off smiling,” Ross mentioned.

He defined that one of many perks of the small plane is that everybody will get an isle seat and a window seat.

Residents can see the plane without spending a dime Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. at RAI Jets 5825 Willoughby Drive in Portage or buy a journey.

Every flight expertise is roughly 30 minutes, with about 15 minutes within the air. The Tri-Motor additionally burns about 1 gallon of gas per minute between all three engines.

Stroll up tickets are $77 for adults, $52 for anybody beneath 17.

Ginger DeVillers, CEO of the Plainwell Aviation and STEM Academy says 50% of the proceeds from this weekend’s flights go to their youth packages which assist educate children math and science and ultimately how one can fly with precise air time.

The remainder of the cash covers upkeep prices to maintain the Tri-Motor up and working.Flight info will be discovered on the EAA’s website in addition to more information about the Tri-Motor.