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Saturday May 30th, 2015 12:31AM

EAA to host tri-motor at Gainesville airport May 12-14

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will co-host a visit to town on May 12-14 by the national EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor.<br /> <br /> The vintage aircraft is touring the country and offering the public a chance to take a ride in the world's first mass-produced airliner.<br /> <br /> It will be at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, co-hosted by Lanier Flight Centers, according to Shane Crider of the local EAA chapter.<br /> <br /> 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 its history includes roles ranging from service as Cuban airliner to helping fight forest fires while transporting smoke jumpers. <br /> <br /> It can carry up to ten passengers at a time. Tickets purchased in advance are $70 for adults; walk up tickets are $75 and $50 for children 17 years old and under. <br /> <br /> For more information and to book a flight, click on the link below or call 1-800-843-3612.<br />
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