As I mentioned this morning in our Men's Study Group, the Experimental Aircraft Association's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner is coming the Fresno-Chandler Airport from April 23 through 26 to provide rides for the public in this classic time machine. This airplane was the state-of-the-art in airline travel in the 1930s and regularly flew into Chandler prior to WWII when Chandler was Fresno's main airport.
I have attached the flyer and we are hoping to get a good turn-out for the event so that EAA will bring the aircraft back in future years. I had to ask them to bring it here this year; Fresno was not on their schedule. Our aviation club is sponsoring the plane while at Chandler and excess proceeds from the rides will go to our newly formed BSA Aviation Explorer Post to help Valley youth get engaged in aviation.
Media day is planned for the afternoon of April 23 and we are going to have members of the Fresno Historic Society present in period clothing and boarding the plane for flights to re-enact air travel in 1936, the year the Chandler Terminal Building was constructed. Should be great fun and a very positive event for Downtown, West Fresno, and city as a whole!