Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Ford TriMotor

Ford Trimotor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


"This video shows various steps in the manufacture of the Ford Tri-motor in Dearborn, Michigan. 199 of these great ships were built in the late 1920's and early 1930's. They were the worlds first all-metal airliners...."

"This is a vintage video of a 1930s flyover of the Ford Airport. Henry and Edsel Ford built the world's first concrete runway. After standing in the rain watching the muddy landings upon the return for the 1925 National Air Tour they concluded adding a little automotive technology would help -- pave a strip on the grass field!..."

"...the Ford Tri-motor is also capable of landing and taking off on water. This video shows a water flying test..."

"Here is a color film of Harold Johnson performing aerobatics in the Ford Tri-motor. He reportedly performed 17 consecutive loops during one demonstration...."

"A ride in the EAA AirVenture's Ford 4-AT Trimotor, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, April 20 2006. Stills and movie footage...."

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