Calling all lovers of aviation!

Want to take a step back in time with a relic from the golden age of aviation? Join the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at the Jacksonville Municipal Airport from June 8-11 for some fantastic adventures!

Get a chance to revisit the days when airplane travel was considered a luxury and not an everyday event by experiencing the fun of the “Tin Goose” – one of the few remaining airworthy Ford Tri-Motors in the world.

One of the first airliners that was mass-produced, it is a valuable piece of the golden age of aviation – and it’s coming to Jacksonville this week! You don’t want to miss it! So mark your calendar for the following dates and times:

Thursday, June 8, 2-5 p.m.

Friday, June 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Openings for flights are limited, and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. So, if you wish to fly, you need to check in with a ticket sales agent as soon as possible. For adults, tickets are $70 for advance purchase or $75 for onsite purchase. Children (17 and under) are $50. To register online, visit www.eaa.org or call 1-877-952-5395. Among other aspects of this event, it includes a “Fly-In Breakfast” on Saturday morning. For additional details, contact Jack Stewart at 217-371-3542, or by email at nineg@aol.com.

According to www.eea.org, the EAA was “founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes.” Over the years, their mission grew to include “participation in aviation to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters and contemporary manufactured aircraft.”

Why take a flight this week? Because it’s not every day that you get to experience the spirit of aviation with an organization that’s this avid about what they do. This week at the Jacksonville Municipal Airport, you have a chance to experience the fun and camaraderie of “participating in the flying, building and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts” (www.eea.org). So, come on … and come all. If you love aviation or not, you’ll love this event!

This event is brought to you by the Jacksonville Municipal Airport and the EAA Chapter #137 of Jacksonville, IL. To learn more about your local EAA chapter, please contact Jack Stewart, Jacksonville EAA president by phone: 217-371-3542, or by email: nineg@aol.com.

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