FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EARLY DAYS OF FLIGHT COME TO INDIANAPOLIS DURING EAA’S 1929 FORD TRI-MOTOR MIDWEST TOUR Experience aviation history aboard commercial air travel pioneer EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (June 7, 2011) — The 1920’s come to life as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Midwest Tour. Hoosiers will have a chance to fly in a restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner, recently used in the movie Public Enemies about Hoosier John Dillinger, at Greenwood airport from June 13-15.
The tour includes opportunities for aviation enthusiasts to see and ride in the world’s first mass-produced airliner. Visitors will have the opportunity to take 15-minute flights aboard this unique aircraft. Those flights are available for $50 for EAA members and $60 for non-members.
In the spirit of its rich history, a parade of classic Ford motor cars will depart from the Greenwood Park Mall near Logan’s Steakhouse at 1 o’clock on Monday the 13th and arrive at the Greenwood Airport. Visitors will be able to have their pictures taken with the classic Ford motor cars, the Ford Tri-motor plane, enjoy an old-time photo booth with friends and the food of Chick-fil-A and West Coast Tacos.
“This airplane allows people to experience true living history of aviation, as well as learn more about EAA and our mission to help people fully participate in the world of flight,” said Rod Hightower, EAA president. “The Midwest Tour offers a rare glimpse of a unique flying machine that changed the way people travel in America.”
A secure flight-reservation system and complete information are available through EAA’s Tri-Motor tour website at www.flytheford.org. You can also pre-book a flight by calling 1-800-843-3612.
If you are interested in learning more about the tour or to learn more about EAA please visit our online media kit.
Photo and video of EAA’s 1929 Ford Tri-Motor are available at EAA’s FTP website: http://media.eaa.org Username: eaamedia Password: airventure2011