Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B

@ San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA

October 2016

A vintage look for a vintage airliner as it lifts off with a load of happy passengers.  Local aviation fans are quite happy that San Carlos was once again a stop for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour.  The tour offers a rare opportunity to fly in an authentic Ford Tri-Motor, America’s first mass produced airliner.  This particular aircraft was delivered in 1929 and was used to introduce coast-to-coast air/rail service.  This aircraft has gone through a variety of owners and operators in the U.S. and Central America.  A Mexican owner had the trademark corrugated skin replaced with smooth skin which was later re-installed at great expense by William Harrah.  Nikon D500 w/80-400mm, processed with Aperture.