Old-Timey Plane Rides at Mathis Field

SAN ANGELO, TX -       Rail and open Bi-Planes were the only mode of long distance transportation in Texas in 1929 when the ford Tri-Motor went into operation.

  The plane's first commercial use was with Trans-Continental air transport which flew planes in and out of Mathis Field.

    One of less than 10 of the Ford Tri-Motors still in existence took people up for rides.  The Ford Tri-Motor was the first ever mass produced airliner.   Proceeds from ride fees this week will help maintain the plane and operate the museum in Ohio.

  There is a charge for the Ford Tri-Motor rides pilots will be taking people up from Mathis Field's Ranger Aviation through Sunday.

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