Ford tri motor plane Santa rosa 2/2-5/17

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Ford tri motor plane Santa rosa 2/2-5/17

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Re: Ford tri motor plane Santa rosa 2/2-5/17

Post by Old Pal » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:18 pm

This is actually pretty cool. It was offering rides by me (Lake County, CA) last weekend. The weather was crappy so I didn't want to fork over the $70. It was great seeing and hearing it fly right over my house though.
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Post by DavidA » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:13 pm

Hey Michael, nice you brought this up.

If you didn't get a ride in this classic, you missed out. Four of us got together for the ride and it was so neat. That plane is like a brand new machine despite having been built in 1926. Great flight! The three co-pilots were Ernie Ongaro, Paul Fitzgerald and Dr. Keith Palmer. Paul wanted to fly upside down but they said they needed another motor to do that. :?
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Re: Ford tri motor plane Santa rosa 2/2-5/17

Post by gearhead » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:38 pm

Took my three daughters for a ride in that tri-motor in 2008!
My Grandfather flew them for S.A.F.E. Airlines out of Dallas, then for TWA.

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Re: Ford tri motor plane Santa rosa 2/2-5/17

Post by John Neuenburg » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:15 pm

DavidA wrote:Hey Michael, nice you brought this up.

If you didn't get a ride in this classic, you missed out. Four of us got together for the ride and it was so neat. That plane is like a brand new machine despite having been built in 1926. Great flight! The three co-pilots were Ernie Ongaro, Paul Fitzgerald and Dr. Keith Palmer. Paul wanted to fly upside down but they said they needed another motor to do that. :?
That thing levitated with that load? Impressive!
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Re: Ford tri motor plane Santa rosa 2/2-5/17

Post by DavidA » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:41 pm

We "willed" it to fly and fly it did!
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