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Rare 1920s luxury airplane makes a stop in Marion

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MARION -- The 1928 Ford Tri-Motor better known as "The Tin Goose" is on display at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois.

Local Chapter 277 of the Experimental Aircraft Association brought the vintage luxury plane to Marion as part of a nationwide tour.

The Ford Tri-Motor or the “Tin Goose” was first built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s. This Ford Tri-Motor, owned by the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, and flown on tour through a lease agreement with EAA, was constructed in 1928 and has an intriguing history, with roles ranging from service as airliner over the Grand Canyon in the 1930s and later in Honduras, to a showpiece as part of the legendary Harrah’s auto and aircraft collection in Nevada. 

After a long period as a museum showpiece, the aircraft was purchased by the Liberty Aviation Museum in 2014 and restored to flight status.  

The EAA is offering rides for a fee starting Thursday, October 11 through Sunday. 

For tickets and more information click here.

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