Fly the Ford Tri-Motor – Apr 4-7, 2024

Many people joined us for Food, History, the Aircraft – TRIPLE Fun!

And Great Fun it was!

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Saturday: No flying, so attendees visited hangar with Ford Model A Club

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Thursday April 4:  2 – 5pm
Friday April 5 – Sunday, April 7:  8am – 4pm
Double Eagle II Airport, Albuquerque

Fly the Ford!   $99 Adults; $75 for 17 and under
Book Your Flight online!
Tickets are for a particular day, seating is first come, first served. Tickets can also be purchased on site.

Bring the family and your camera; history displays and viewing the aircraft is FREE. Also invited are period Ford automobiles for limited times, Fri – Sun.  Join us for hotdog lunch 11-1:30 Fri-Sun!

General History & Info – Ford Tri-Motor Tour

Directions to Double Eagle II Airport:   Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd.  Follow airport signs to main parking lot (FREE Parking).  7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd NW; Albuquerque, NM  87120

Join us to celebrate the visit of a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-E to Albuquerque, at the Double Eagle II airport (on the west mesa). This is an example of an aircraft that helped develop the first commercial air service across the United States. If you joined us in 2017-18, we hosted the “Liberty” Tri-Motor.  This is EAA’s aircraft with Eastern Airlines markings, tied to its history.  It flies at AirVenture in Oshkosh every year.

This relic of aviation history, affectionately called the “Tin Goose”, was the largest civilian passenger aircraft of its time.  Albuquerque shares this unique history, serving as a key stop along the 1920’s Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) route.  Still remaining are concrete arrows, foundations for navigation beacons which guided pilots along the route.

History Presentations and Displays

Friday – Sunday displays by the Albuquerque Cavalcade of Wings and the CCHS Airway Heritage Museum at the Grants-Milan Airport will highlight related aviation history.  Displays will include various model trimotor aircraft designs with ties to Albuquerque, early navigation methods, New Mexico’s TAT role, and remaining area beacon stations and concrete arrows.

EAA Ford TriMotor Inside

Experience the elegance!  EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor interior

EAA Ford TriMotor

Fly EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor at Albuquerque’s Double Eagle II Airport on the west side! 


Get your photo with a flying piece of history!  Liberty Tri-Motor

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The Liberty Tri-Motor visited Albuquerque back in 2018. See the announcement and photos from that visit.