A historic plane – a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” – is on display at the Hutchinson Municipal Airport Wednesday from 9-5. Rides will be offered to the public between 3-5 p.m. Cost is $75 for adults.
Ford built 199 Tri-Motors between 1926 and 1933. It was designed for civil aviation and carrying passengers, but was used by military units and more than 100 airlines around the world. The Tri-Motor was the first mass produced plane. This is the 146th one that rolled off the assembly line, and it first flew in 1929.
The visit is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Theirs is the only Tri-Motor still being used to offer rides to passengers.