Historic Plane In Lincoln

Through Sunday, people in Lincoln will have the opportunity to be a part of history and keep it alive.

The historic Tri-Motor airplane is at Lincoln's Silverhawk Aviation giving rides.

The Experimental Aircraft Association says Ford Motor Company built 199 tri-motors from 1926 through 1933.  Only about 18 remain and there are only four that still fly.

The one that's in Lincoln is the only one that makes regular passenger flights.

Randy Siegfred is an EEA pilot.  “I'm out here from California as a volunteer because it's a dream.  I just love sharing it with people and giving them a little of the enthusiasm that I feel for the airplane.”

The Tri-Motor was developed to create a market for air travel and spent years as a crop sprayer and fire bomber.

This particular one can be seen in the movie Public Enemies staring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, who was the first criminal to be extradited by plane.

A ride in the nine passenger plane costs $60.00 dollars.  A ride in the cock pit costs $100.00

The SilverHawk will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM taking walk-ons.