Synopsis: In 1928 a Pinkerton detective in a Ford trimotor
plane chases a Flagler treasure train to Key West during the Okeechobee Hurricane.
For contributing photojournalist Kristin Moore, her ride in the 1928 Ford TriMotor
5-AT-B, was her first plane ride.
He persuaded his father to let him take a ride on a Ford Trimotor
. "And the pilot, after starting the engine, buckled me in, he touched me with a wire and shocked me, and he said, You're going to be a pilot,' " he remembered in a video interview for the Experimental Aircraft Association, a Wisconsin-based international association promoting recreational flying.
The 1930s' JU-Air trimotor
JU52 military aircraft was being used for sightseeing.
The legendary Henry Ford made aircraft - bringing the Trimotor
, an inspirationally named three-motor passenger plane, to the market in the 1920s.
It's labeled "Instruction Manual for Ford Trimotor
." It contains elements of a POH/ AFM, a flight and operations manual and even a maintenance manual.
On a side note, I have over 7000 hours of multi-engine time, and I am rated in helicopters and the Citation 550, the L-39, Ford Trimotor
and many others.
That was when their Fallschirmjager dropped from trimotor
JU-52's over the island of Crete in May 1941.
McWhorter was all of nine years old when his father arranged for his first flight, in a Ford TriMotor
. Not long afterward, the young McWhorter found himself spellbound by a pair of navy fighters at an open house, "I'd read many of the stories of the aces of the Great War," he said.