Aviation Photo #0834066: Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor - Eastern Air Transport (Experimental Aircraft Association)


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
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    Eastern Air Transport (Experimental Aircraft Association)
    Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor
    Ford Tri-Motor
    Ford Tri-Motor
    Ford
    4-AT-69
    NC8407
    Oshkosh - Pioneer
    Wisconsin
    USA
    April 30, 2005
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#0834066
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May 08, 2005
Caption
First flight August 21, 1929, one of 99 Tri-Motors built by Henry Ford. This was the first mass produced airliner and originally flown by Eastern Air Transport, the predecessor of Eastern Airlines, and also Cubana Airlines. Now fully restored & the flagship of EAA's Pioneer Airport.
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Comments (5)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Besides being a great photo, this is just a classic scene with the old hangar at OSH in the background, the aircraft itself, and the effect of the black and white on the photograph.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ole Henry was a genous! I bought a ticket in MO> back in 1972,to take a ride on one of these tin goose's but they gave us our money back so we never got to ride. It is too bad ford stopped building Planes,& tractors & trucks,just to get the fed off their backs. Henry was serious about selling a plane once for sport flying(a model"t") too bad He stopped that too.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Saw one of these in the movie 'Public Enemies' ! Very cool looking for being an older plane. What a beast!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
My husband and I were lucky enough to have taking a ride on this tri motor, NC8407, when it was at our local airport.It was really a thrill. I have a picture of it hanging on my wall. Pat from Michigan
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is actually the very same aircraft used in the movie "Public Enemies"... EAA advertised it as such when I was lucky enough to catch a ride on her visit to Minneapolis. This is the best ground shot I've seen of 'er, the black and white is a nice touch!