1928 Ford Tri-Motor

It has been awhile since I last posted. I’ve had a very busy fall, but now that marching band season has come to a close, I will be back in the air with Tanner Quigley and Murfreesboro Aviation on Friday.

In other news, this weekend I had a chance to log time in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5 AT-B, NC9645. It is an amazing aircraft. Thanks to EAA Chapter 419, Murfreesboro Aviation, and the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport for bringing her to town.

While at the airport, I met Allen Withers, who served in the Air Force as a Chaplin for 37 years.  He explained that he had lost his son at age 20 and after the Tri-Motor flight, he gave me his Challenge Coin.  I can’t express in words how much I appreciated his gift.  

4 thoughts on “1928 Ford Tri-Motor”

  1. Good to hear you are back in the air. My understanding is that the B-17 was also in town. Is that right? If so, did you get a chance to board her?
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.
    Blue skies and tailwinds,

    1. Gary,

      Thank you. I hope you are doing well. I read that the B-17 was going to be at the Smyrna airport, but it I didn’t get a chance to go out there.


  2. Wow!!! You really got a lot out of that flight. Look forward to hearing how your flight training progresses. And… can’t wait to hear from students in your area as they become aware of the FMA Solo program.

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