Port Clinton, Ohio | Civil Aviation Restoration Project
For History Enthusiasts
Aviation history is rich and complex, a story written into the
fabric of America itself.
One piece of this story comes in the form of the 1929 Ford Tri-
Motor Aircraft, a rare and unique transport craft which has been
largely forgotten by the general public and historians alike - until
The Ford Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation has devoted
itself to restoring one such plane, keeping this chapter of
aviation history alive for years to come.
They are encouraging people to
donate to see the restoration
through its final stages.
While primarily a civilian aircraft, the Ford
Trimotor did see limited use in the
Second World War, making it a valuable
relic in both hobbyist circles and among
While hundreds of the planes were built over the limited run by Ford in the late
1920s, less than 18 have survived, and only around 7 have been granted
airworthiness certificates by the FAA.
Given the rarity of this particular model of
aircraft, the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation
has devoted its time and resources to
ensuring that eventually, the craft will fly
The project managers hope to eventually
use the plane as a public showcase piece
for use in air shows and other exhibitions.
The team behind the project has recently updated its website with new
images of the restoration, which show the plane being meticulously
assembled and reconstructed by their skilled technicians.
If you are interested in aviation
history, the Foundation has a wealth
of information on this and other
aircraft for you to check out.
The Foundation is also accepting
volunteers to help in any way with
the project alongside monetary
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