The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation has launched a new campaign to support the ongoing reconstruction of a 1929 Ford aircraft. The non-profit is committed to preserving the legacy of America’s aviation industry.
More details can be found at https://www.restoretheford.org
The announcement details the progress made to date on the Tri-Motor project. The plane was a former mainstay of the Island Airlines fleet. The project aims to restore the airplane to flight-ready condition.
The Tri-Motor first took off in the Lake Erie Islands region in 1936. The arrival of air travel gave islanders a new year-round solution to getting to and from the mainland quickly and comfortably. This classic Ford aircraft was capable of carrying large payloads and was regularly put to use as a freight hauler, mail plane, school bus, and hearse among other applications. Another advantage of the Tri-Motor was its short takeoff and landing ability, ideal for the short island runways.
The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation aims to raise enough funds to not only restore the Ford to its former glory but also acquire other related aircraft memorabilia. The organization is committed to educating the public on the importance and development of this plane, bringing history to life through an expertly curated collection of aviation-related items.
There are a number of ways that people can contribute to the project. Patrons can make a tax-deductible donation directly via the website through PayPal. The foundation also offers the opportunity to sponsor a seat on the aircraft. A brass placard bearing the sponsor’s name will be displayed on the seat. Contributors also benefit from 10 complimentary rides each year and access to personal tours of the Tri-Motor’s main cabin.
About The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation
The project originated in 2004 when Tri-Motor expert Maurice Hovious offered local pilot Ken Benjamin and his fellow enthusiasts the opportunity to begin an actual re-build of the famous aircraft. The plane is housed at a dedicated hangar in the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio.
A spokesperson says, “Whether you attend an event, buy a souvenir, or volunteer your time, there are many opportunities to contribute to our success.”
With the launch of its latest funding initiative, the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation continues to invest in the preservation of Island Airlines’ rich history.
For more information, please visit https://www.restoretheford.org
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