Classic airliner offers rides through next week in Jacksonville

By Dan Scanlan
The Florida Times-Union.
March 13, 2012

Recreate the earliest days of air travel this weekend, as the Experimental Aircraft Association brings its restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner to two Jacksonville airports from Thursday through March 21.

The blue and silver Tri-Motor will be at Herlong Recreational Airport at 9300 Normandy Blvd. Thursday through Sunday, then Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport at 855-1 St. Johns Bluff Road Monday through March 21. Tickets are $80 per person aboard the world’s first mass-produced airliner, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” after it was built by the Ford Motor Company.

More information and flight reservations are available through EAA’s Tri-Motor tour website at, or can be ordered by telephone at (877) 952-5395.



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