One of America’s oldest aircraft coming to Katy

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Posted 3/24/22

The Experimental Aircraft Association, known to aircraft enthusiasts as EAA, is selling flights on one of America’s oldest aircraft to raise scholarship money.

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One of America’s oldest aircraft coming to Katy

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The Experimental Aircraft Association, known to aircraft enthusiasts as EAA, is selling flights on one of America’s oldest aircraft to raise scholarship money.

The public can purchase tickets to fly aboard a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor, which will be making flights March 31-April 3 from the Houston Executive Airport (KTME), 1900 Cardiff Road in Brookshire.

Flights will be available from 2-5 p.m. on March 31, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 1-3.

EAA Chapter 774 is one of 900 local chapters of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the world’s largest organization for recreational flying. EAA’s mission is to grow participation in aviation through flying, building, restoring and volunteer outreach, sharing “The Spirit of Aviation” and encouraging all who wish

Since inception in 1992, EAA chapters worldwide have flown 2,244,284 EAA Young Eagles, who are between the 8-17 years of age. Each flight is flown locally where chapters are based and is intended to introduce kids and teens to the world of aviation.

They are able to fly the aircraft they are taking flight in and learn the principles of how airplanes fly as well as the joy of general and sport aviation from the Youth Protection Certified, volunteer pilots and ground volunteers during the EAA Young Eagle experience.

EAA Chapter 774 has flown more than 3,900 Young Eagles over the history of the program. All EAA Young Eagle flights are free to those who are flown.

In addition to carrying out the flights, EAA Chapter 774 has been providing its Young Eagles with EAA Air Academy Scholarships over the past several years. Young Eagles attend the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wis., to get a unique aviation experience that can propel them to become general aviation, corporate or airline pilots in their futures.

EAA Chapter 774 uses its proceeds from various events, including tours of very special aircraft like the Ford Tri-Motor to raise funds to award EAA Air Academy Scholarships.

This spring’s Tri-Motor tour offers an opportunity to help share the experience of flying in America’s first airliner and to send more Young Eagles to the EAA Air Academy..

To schedule a flight, visit the website flytheford.org.

EAA, airplanes, scholarships

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