A Chance to See History!

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The historic Ford Tri-Motor visits the U.P.

An opportunity to have a “hands on” look back into aviation history is being presented this week at Sawyer International Airport in Marquette County.

A fully restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner is appearing through Wednesday as part of the 2012 EAA tour.  The event gives the public a chance to see and ride in the world’s first mass-produced airliner.

The Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed the “Tin Goose,” was built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s and played a major part in the development of safe and reliable air transport in the United States.

Flights will be available to the public daily from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today, and  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

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