Good morning. Here is a newspaper article and a few pictures of a Ford Tri-motor plane that appeared in this morning's Lakeland Ledger. The plane is at the annual "Sun and Fun Fly-in" in Lakeland, Florida and visitors can take a ride in it to see what passenger travel was like back in the 20's and 30's. Especially interesting is how small the interior passenger area of the plane is. Quite a bit different than today. The below article and photos were scanned. You can see clearer pictures by pulling up the link at the bottom of the article and viewing the articles and images on your computer from the site. Enjoy. Jim Patrick
Great old flyin' machine! I remember that the control wheels were almost like a Model A Ford steering wheel - I guess they actually could have been! (?)
Many years ago, there was a Ford TM at Long Beach Airport, CA.
Never ridden in one, but while I was in the Marines, I rode alot in C-130's which were very loud. I do remember that sitting on the cargo of seabags was much more comfortable than sitting on the net seats lining the bulkheads. I would assume the Tri-motors were very loud and vibrated excessively, as well, with their primitive engines and period Model T technology. Jim Patrick
Worked on & rode in Gooney Birds (C-47). The first thing that hits you is the smallness of the interior space. The second thing is the noise. The Goose has to be worse on both counts.