Take a ride in a Ford Tri-Motor!

Embark on a journey back to aviation’s golden age, when the Ford Tri-Motor became the first airplane put into commercial airline service by the United States. You’ll relive the excitement and wonder experienced by aviation’s finest passengers and pioneers.


February 28 – March 3, 2019
Fresno, CA – Fresno Chandler Executive Airport

March 7-10, 2019
Watsonville, CA – Watsonville Municipal Airport

March 14-17, 2019
Concord, CA – Buchanan Field Airport

March 21-24, 2019
Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Executive Airport

March 28-31, 2019
Vacaville, CA – Nut Tree Airport

April 11-14, 2019
Marysville, CA – Yuba County Airport

April 25-28, 2019
Auburn, CA – Auburn Municipal Airport

PREBOOK COST $72 for adults and $52 for children
Adult walk-up price is $77

EAA Tri-Motor Coming to Auburn in April

The Auburn EAA Chapter 526 is thrilled to announce that the chapter will be hosting the Ford Tri-Motor at KAUN (Auburn), on April 25-28, 2019. More information will be forthcoming, but it is possible to buy your ticket(s) now. The adult price is $72.00. There are only 180 seats available for the Auburn experience. Ride days and hours will be: Thursday 4/25 (2-5pm) & Friday 4/26 through Sunday 4/28 (9am – 5pm).

For our Chapter 1541 members, Chapter 526 is looking for volunteer help. Those interested can contact Phil Vardara at 530-613-2301.

The Tri-Motor will be making numerous stops in northern California in March and April including Watsonville, Sacramento, Nut Tree, and Marysville. Schedule is available at the EAA website.

Ford Tri-Motor (The Tin Goose)

Ford Tri-Motor (The Tin Goose)
Topic: The Ford Tri-Motor, built by Stout Metal Airplane Company, a division of Ford Motor Company.
On Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 14:00 Pacific Standard Time

Yuba County Airport / Olivehurst, CA
1364 Sky Harbor Drive
Honeycutt Aviation Ramp
Olivehurst, CA 95961

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The Ford Tri-Motor (5-AT-B “The Tin Goose”) is a historic aircraft that will be present at Yuba County Airport January 5 – 8, 2017 for viewing. Visit this amazing event and see the aircraft safety features and crew coordination that was incorporated into this first mass produced airliner in the U.S.

Les Sanders and other professional aviation individuals will be present to answer questions and discuss the many safety features that was built into this very early airliner at a time when air travel was considered a luxury. (First production 1925)

** Rides will be offered on this historic aircraft for a nominal fee.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

Tri-motor debrief

trimotorThank you everybody for the exceptional performance during the Tri-motor event. By every measure, the event was a huge success and the City of Lincoln was extremely happy with the event. We raised awareness of the Lincoln airport with the local population.

In addition, the smiles on the passengers as they stepped off of the Tri-Motor were great. Everyone had a great Tri-Motor experience, and passengers loved the experience of flight on the Tri-Motor. We can be proud of our chapter’s accomplishments.

The Tri-Motor will be departing Lincoln this morning about 09:00, but it is leaving behind a new world record for the most flights in a 4 day period. Yes, unofficially the record now belongs to our chapter, and we await final confirmation of the numbers. The previous record stood for 25 years until February, when Chapter 555 from New Mexico flew over 800 passengers.

Rand and Colin (the pilots) said that our chapter was the best organized they have ever seen and that all the ground crews did an outstanding job.