Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B
@ San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA
This view of the Tri-Motor after takeoff shows all the controls wires typical of aircraft from that era. 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.