Aviation association offering flights in 1929 plane in Knoxville

Aviation association offering flights in 1929 plane in Knoxville

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Ford built their tri-motor plane in 1929 to operate as the world's first true passenger airliner. Ford built their tri-motor plane in 1929 to operate as the world's first true passenger airliner.
The plane will be at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport through Sunday. The plane will be at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport through Sunday.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A one-of-a kind experience started up in Knoxville Thursday, allowing people to take a trip back in time, in the air.

Ford built their tri-motor plane in 1929 to operate as the world's first true passenger airliner.

6 News tagged along in the cockpit, getting an idea of what air travel was like back in the plane's heyday.

Commonly known as the "tin goose," the aircraft has a colorful history. It's been used for everything from transporting smoke jumpers to fight forest fires, to operating as a passenger plane for cuban airlines.

"You get on this modern airplanes, those CR-J's, those little commuter jets, they got these tiny little portholes to look out, like that big. This airplane has picture windows, leather seats, they're all first class leather, so I tell people airline travel has been going downhill since 1929," said pilot Colin Soucy.

The plane will be at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport through Sunday. The event is being held by the Experimental Aircraft Association.

For more information on how to book a flight, call 1-877-952-5395.
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