An 83 year old aircraft is giving aerial tours above the city of Greencastle from now until Sunday.
Hoosiers can get a unique look at the city of Greencastle this weekend, from a thousand feet in the air while riding in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor.
Though retired from regular commercial service decades ago, the airplane now travels the country, taking the public on twelve-minute flights.
Experimental Aircraft Association Pilot Colin Soucy says the aircraft is a piece of flying history.
“What was remarkable about the Ford when it first came out was it was the first all metal airplane manufactured in the United States where the passengers rode indoors,” Soucy says. “Before this everything was open cockpit bi-plane. So if you could imagine going between Chicago and Minneapolis in the wintertime open cockpit. Nope, wasn’t going to happen.”
The plane will stop in eight Midwestern cities during its tour. The tri-motor will be at the Putnam County airport through this Sunday.