Riding the Big, Tin Goose
There's something so incredibly romantic about the dawn of commercial travel: the idea of riding a passenger train with tweed luggage, a hat box and formal dress or the notion of getting on one of the first commercial airplanes and being treated like royalty by well-dressed stewardesses. That dream comes alive at the Double Eagle II Airport with the ability to Fly the Ford Tri-Motor. Viewing the marvel of modern travel is absolutely free. However, this is a fundraiser for the EAA Chapter 179's aviation scholarship fund. So why not book a flight? Single tickets are $70 in advance, $75 for walk-ups and $50 for youth. Experience what was referred to upon its 1928 debut as the “Tin Goose” on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 5pm or Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16 to 18 from 9am to 5pm. In addition to rides on the first Transatlantic Air Transport, or TAT, learn the history of the airliner, see displays, pick up a book and have it signed and enjoy free lunch and refreshments from Susie Reimer. If this isn't the coolest fundraiser of the year, we don't know what is. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)
Friday Nov 16, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87119
Contact:EAA Chapter 179
Phone: 1 877 952 5395
Website: Click to Visit
More events at
Experience what was the height of flying luxury in 1928, at the start of commercial air travel. Book a flight or just view the aircraft.
Experience what was the height of flying luxury in 1928, at the start of commercial air travel. Celebrate the return to Albuquerque of one of the original Transatlantic Air Transport (TAT) aircraft, the first coast to coast airliner.
Viewing the aircraft is FREE! Join the Albuquerque EAA Chapter 179 for history displays, book signing, refreshments and lunch.
BOOK A FLIGHT at www.flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395
$70 adult advance / $75 adults walkup, $50 youth
TAT history and book signing by Robert F. Kirk, author of "The Lindbergh Line, Then and Now". History displays by the Albuquerque Cavalcade of Wings and the CCHS Airway Heritage Museum at the Grants-Milan Airport.
Directions: Take I40 or Paseo del Norte west to Atrisco Vista Blvd. Follow airport signs to Double Eagle II Airport.