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Fly in the world's first mass-produced airliner starting July 18
Fly in the world's first mass-produced airliner starting July 18

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--   Now is your chance to fly in a historic 84-year-old airliner.

Starting July 18, visitors to the Air Zoo can take a ride in a restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor.  The Ford Tri-Motor was the world’s first mass-produced airliner.  Between 1925 and 1933, Ford Motor Co. built 199 Tri Motors.  However, only 12 remain today.

Visitors can reserve a seat aboard the Ford Tri-Motor through July 21.  Tickets are $70 per person in advance, $75 at the gate and $50 for children 17 and younger.  The flight will last about 15 minutes.  To purchase tickets, visit www.flytheford.org or call 1-877-952-5395.