Fly Over Casper in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Airliner June 25-28
Flying the airlines has not always meant connecting the entire world in a single day. Nor did it mean flight delays, security lines or baggage carousels. At one time, flying to a destination was an adventure and a whole new perspective on travel. That sensation is coming to Casper as a rare 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner June 25th-28th!
When: Thursday June 25th - 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday June 26th - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday June 27th - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday June 28th - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Natrona County International Airport - Good Warbirds Hangar #1 - 8220 Fuller St, Casper, Wy 82604 [MAP]
Cost: Advanced - $70 Adult, $50 Child (17 and under)
Walk-Up $75. Click here to buy your tickets online.
All are invited to see and fly in this historic aircraft. Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, who had already changed America through his automobiles, also had a vision for moving people through flight. He saw a time when people would travel across America in airplanes at speed surpassing the fastest railroad. “Preposterous!”, some uttered. After all, Charles Lindbergh had only two years before survived a harrowing 33-hour solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean and became a worldwide celebrity for doing it. The idea of the average person being able to fly to a distant destination on a scheduled flight … well, that was just a dream. Ford was driven to prove his concept, though. Although fewer than 200 of the Ford Tri-Motors were built over a seven-year period before it was overtaken by newer technology, it showed that passenger flights were possible on a grander scale than ever imagined. “What Henry Ford did was bring the possibility of powered flight to the public, beyond the barnstorming and pioneer era that defined aviation to that point,” said Sean Elliott, an EAA vice president who is also an experienced pilot of the Tri-Motor. “His position as an influential industrial leader brought credibility to the nation of passenger air service.”