LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A classic flying version of one of America’s first airliners, the Ford Tri-Motor, will visit the Aviation Museum of Kentucky and be available to the public for rides, May 10 through 13, at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
Ford Tri-Motors have an all-metal construction and earned the nickname The Tin Goose. They were mostly flown in the 1930s.
If you want to take a ride on the classic plane, flying times are 2-5 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and 9-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 11 through 13.
Advance online pricing is $70 for adults, $50 for children 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased at www.FLYTHEFORD.org or 1-877-952-5395. Walk-up tickets may be purchased during the visit as well.
It was a Ford Tri-Motor that first flew over the South Pole, served in the 1932 presidential campaign, and assisted in the evacuation of American forces from the Philippine Islands during World War II.
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is located at 4029 Airport Road, adjacent to Blue Grass Airport.