Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 1649 times:
Just thought I'd let you know that the EAA's Ford Trimotor is coming to Carl Keller Field (KPCW) again this year from June 16-19th, and will be giving rides. Tickets are $40.00 in advance, or $50.00 the day of.
If you're old enough, you may have flown on one of Island Airlines Trimotors like I did when I was a kid. It's an experience I have never forgotten! So, get your tickets!
Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 1643 times:
Here's a list of all its stops:
June 11-14: Pontiac, Michigan, Oakland County International Airport (PTK)
June 16-19: Port Clinton, Ohio, Carl R. Keller Field Airport (PCW)
June 21-23: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Airport (AGC)
June 25-29: Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Smith Field Airport (SMD)
July 1-5: Traverse City, Michigan, Cherry Capitol Airport (TVC)
Gilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
My Dad took me for a ride on the old island airlines trimotor when I was a kid. Got to sit right up front by the pilot. It was like watching the wizard of Oz work the levers behind the curtain. The guy was in constant motion for the entire 13 minute flight. It's something I've never forgotten. On the way back I was in the cabin and noticed the tire never stopped spinning from takeoff to landing. Thanks for dredging up the memory as my Dad passed away just 2 weeks ago.
Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 1515 times:
Hi Gilligan-Sorry to hear about your Dad, I'm sure he will be missed. Your Trimotor story sounds exactly like mine...I too remember the pilot being busier than a one armed piccolo player! I was seated on the right side in the cabin, and I remember the tire spinning the whole way as well! Funny the things we remember.