You won't want to miss the many activities taking place July 7-10 in downtown Cleveland. IWASM is proud to welcome the EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor to Burke Lakefront Airport. Aviation enthusiasts will be able to see and ride in the world's first mass-produced airliner. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a 15-minute flight aboard this unique aircraft. Those flights are available for $50 for EAA members and $60 for non-members. The Ford Tri-Motor will be available for rides on July 8, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The aircraft will be offering rides July 9-11, 2010 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed the "Tin Goose," was built by the Ford Motor Company in the late 1920s. Throughout its lifespan 199 aircraft were produced. Designed for the civil market, the plane was also used by the military and sold all over the world. Amelia Earhart and Helen Richey (the first woman to pilot a commercial airliner) were among the aviatrixes who flew the Tri-Motor.
Harborfest takes place July 7-10 at Voinovich Park, right behind the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and down the street from IWASM. Be sure to visit our booth! For more information visit www.burkeairport.com.
Riding in the Tri-Motor guarantees a very unique view of the Tall Ships, which are scheduled to be in town July 7-11. The Tall Ships Festival takes place at the Port of Cleveland behind the Cleveland Browns Stadium and down the street from IWASM.