JOIN US for Food, History, the Aircraft – TRIPLE Fun!
Nov 15, 2pm – 5pm
Nov 16 – 18, 9am – 5pm daily, weather permitting
Double Eagle II Airport, Albuquerque
BOOK A FLIGHT! Or for more info, call 1-877 952-5395
Fly the Ford! $70 adults (advance); $75 adults (walk-up); $50 For 17 & under
Tickets are for a particular day, seating is first come, first served.
Join us to celebrate the return of a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B, an aircraft that helped develop the first commercial air service across the United States. Bring the family and your camera; viewing the aircraft is FREE.
See this article from the Albuquerque Journal
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
Ongoing displays by the CCHS Airway Heritage Museum at the Grants-Milan Airport and the Albuquerque Cavalcade of Wings will highlight early navigation methods, New Mexico’s TAT role, and remaining area beacon stations and concrete arrows.
Book signing by Robert F. Kirk, author of “Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now”, the TAT’s Historic Aviation Vision. Robert, and his wife Vicki flew the entire route, researching what remains and will be on hand to share their stories.
FOOD and FUN!
EAA 179’s Susie Reimer has homemade goodies planned, such as coffee cakes and cookies! Hot dogs and fajitas, too! All free! Donations encouraged to support EAA Chapter 179’s aviation scholarship fund.
The Golden Age of Aviation – an unforgettable experience for all ages!
Directions to Double Eagle II Airport: Take I-40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Blvd. Follow airport signs to main parking lot (FREE Parking). 7401 Atrisco Vista Blvd; Albuquerque, NM 87120
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