Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Arriving 1928 Ford Tri-Motor

Built in 1928 this Ford Tri-Motor passenger plane arriving at the Palm Springs Air Museum. A very rare sight to see flying today! And you can take a ride! Check the Museum website at PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org

First sold to Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT, the logo that graces the aircraft’s fuselage today) in January 1929 and was named City of Wichita. It inaugurated westbound transcontinental commercial air service on July 7, 1929. In April 1931, ownership of the aircraft was transferred to Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA). Here the aircraft helped in the development of TWA’s route system.

 

2 responses

  1. Beyond cool!

    March 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    • It will be at the Museum all week. Go check it out. Really amazing in person!

      March 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

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