Touring aircraft set to visit Elkhart

ELKHART, Ind. -- The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing the first-ever mass-produced airliner to Elkhart.

The Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT flew its first flight on December 1, 1928.

Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, is home to the plane.

The public can take flight Thursday, October 27, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, October 30, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Elkhart Municipal Airport.

The airport is located at 1211 County Road 6 in Elkhart.

For more information about the history of the Ford Tri-Motor and the tour, visit

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