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Auburn, California





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Over the span of four days, more than 500 members of the public took rides in this classic aircraft.  Chapter 526 particularly wants to thank the Dwelle family for making its hangar available to house the Ford during the tour visit in Auburn.

Ford Tri-Motor Tour

In late April 2019 the Chapter hosted a visit by EAA’s touring Ford Tri-Motor.  The 1928 model 5-AT-B aircraft belongs to Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio.  Click here to read about its career as an airliner, Grand Canyon sightseeing plane, and other roles.  At one time this airplane was known as the “smooth-skin” Ford, but it has since been restored to its original corrugated sides.

On March 25 EAA Chapter 526, the California Highway Patrol, Mach 5 Aviation, and Flyers Energy assisted Auburn Aviation Association and Susanne Flom in an airport tour for youngsters.  The tour was organized by Randy Leys.   Click here for a photo gallery.

Airport Tour - March 25, 2022