Colors of the Season and History Come Alive Through EAA's Fall Color Flights
Flights on historic Ford Tri-Motor at EAA’s Pioneer Airport on Oct. 9-10
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (Sept. 22, 2010) — One of the most unique and popular autumn color tours in Wisconsin returns Oct. 9-10 as the EAA AirVenture Museum hosts its annual Fall Color Flights based at the museum’s Pioneer Airport.
The extended 25-minute aerial tours in EAA’s historic 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will include the scenic Lake Winnebago area and east-central Wisconsin countryside, which traditionally reaches its peak color in mid-October. The Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed “The Tin Goose,” was the first mass-produced airliner in the world. The Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors from 1926 to 1933.
Flights depart Pioneer Airport every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. Cost $65 for adults and $55 for children ages 3-17, while children age 2 and under are free. All flights are weather permitting.
Pre-booking is recommended by visiting www.airventuremuseum.org or by calling the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6880. Pioneer Airport gift certificates are also valid for Fall Color Flights.
The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Highway 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.airventuremuseum.org.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Images of the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor are available at EAA’s FTP site.