Historic Ford Tri-Motor flying out of Deer Valley Airport this weekend

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- From 1926 through 1933 Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors with Experimental Aircraft Association’s model 4-AT-E being the 146th off the assembly line.

The Ford Tri-Motor has served as Eastern Air Transport (Island Airlines), Cubana Airlines, as a barnstormer, and on the big screen for the Jerry Lewis comedy, The Family Jewels.

3TV's Scott Pasmore got to fly in the historic plane. Bruce Haffner took the Penguin Air NewsChopper up to watch the flight from takeoff to landing.

For more information or to book a flight, check out FlyTheFord.org.

Ford Tri-Motor Tour
Feb. 19-22, 9 a.m.
Phoenix-Deer Valley Airport
702 West Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027