Tin Goose Coming

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Tin Goose Coming

Postby ZuluLima on Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:12 pm

For anyone who would like to see or fly in a 1929 vintage Ford Tri-Motor, you'll have a chance Oct 16-19. The EAA's restored Tin Goose is making a tour of the Ark-LA-Tex region and giving $70 rides. They will operate daily from 3-5pm. The 30 minute experience includes just 15 minutes of airborne time.

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-tour-stops

If anyone else is considering this we should try for a dfwtower.com nerd flight meetup.
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Re: Tin Goose Coming

Postby ZuluLima on Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:37 am

I took a ride this morning and really enjoyed the experience, if only for a few minutes. I also got great access to the aircraft while they were doing the routine morning pre-flight maintenance, both inside and out. The engines have a great deep drone sound, and were quite loud, but not deafening on the inside. The takeoff roll was as short as I have ever experienced, maybe 5 seconds, and the hard jolt and screech upon touchdown was cool, especially since the window ports allowed the burnt-tire smell immediate access to the cabin.

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If you missed it, the next stops are Houston, Waco, Georgetown, and San Angelo.
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