Port Clinton Ford Tri-Motor Historic Aircraft Restoration Campaign Updated

With their recent update, the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation is appealing to aircraft and history enthusiasts to help support their work, which sees the organization restore the classic Ford Tri-Motor back to its original glory.

More information is available at https://www.restoretheford.org

By raising awareness of their project, the Port Clinton organization is encouraging individuals to help them showcase the Tri-Motor to the public. The campaign is educating visitors on the historical importance of the aircraft with the ultimate goal of making flights in the restored plane possible in the future.

As the first commercial passenger plane, the Ford Tri-Motor was built and used between 1926 and 1977 and is credited as being fundamental to the foundation of several key airlines, including Pan American Airways and Eastern Airways. The aircraft was also used by Island Airlines in Ohio to facilitate connection to the area’s remote island communities.

By restoring this culturally and historically significant aircraft, the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation is helping younger generations to learn and appreciate the plane and its pivotal role in both the world’s and Port Clinton’s history. As the restoration project continues, the organization seeks to provide visitors with living history experiences where they can fly in the resorted aircraft and get a hands-on feel for what it was like to fly in the 1920s.

Individuals can support the project through monetary donations, purchasing merchandise, and donating aircraft-building supplies. The project also welcomes volunteers to help with both the restoration itself and assist in the hosting of their regular events.

Based in Port Clinton, the Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation is located within the Liberty Aviation Museum, which is where the original aircraft flew from during its heyday.

A spokesperson for the project said, “The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation depends on the generosity of people like you as we continue working toward our goal of establishing a unique visitor attraction where young and old alike can experience this historic aircraft for generations to come.”

Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://www.restoretheford.org

Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation
[email protected]
3515 East State Road

United States

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