It’s a distinct airplane with a lot of history; the Ford Trimotor, or “Tin Goose,” harks back to a time when passenger air travel was a luxury, ushering in a new era of transcontinental travel with the airline that would later become TWA.
The three-engine aircraft was used worldwide for airline transportation, cargo, military service and just about anything else you can think of. Production of the Trimotor ran from 1926 to 1933, and today, very few are still in flying condition.
This week one of those airworthy Trimotors was in DeLand, Florida, where it stopped on part of an EAA flight experience tour. Photographer Gary Rosier took a ride in the right seat and sent us these photos of the historic bird in all its glory.