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Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B

By Htam

2016_TAM_7818_D500.jpg@ San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA

October 2016

This vintage airliner lifts off with a load of happy passengers.  Local aviation fans are quite happy that San Carlos was once again a stop for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour.  The tour offers a rare opportunity to fly in an authentic Ford Tri-Motor, America’s first mass produced airliner.  This particular aircraft was delivered in 1929 and was used to introduce coast-to-coast air/rail service.  This aircraft has gone through a variety of owners and operators in the U.S. and Central America.  A Mexican owner had the trademark corrugated skin replaced with smooth skin which was later re-installed at great expense by William Harrah.  Nikon D500 w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.

Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B

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