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The photos are copyright Roger Halstead and EAA Chapter 1093.  They are
presented here for the benefit of those who rode in the Ford Tri-motor as well as those who worked in the air, on the ground
or just came out to enjoy watching a piece of history in action.

Photo Policy: As this was a public event releases are not needed, but should anyone wish their photo be removed, e-mail me at the address listed on the bottom of the page, or use  giving me the photo ID (In Windows, right click on the image and select "properties") or location on a page  and I will remove it. These photos may not be used for any commercial purpose without written permission from the individuals shown AND EAA Chapter 1093, or Roger Halstead. Written permission will be granted by the copyright holders only upon written proof the individuals shown have also granted permission.

Under Construction

The photos, large and small are now up.  The small 200 X 300 pixel versions are about 20 to 30K each while the 800 X 530 are about 100K each (give or take) so I'm rather limited as to how many of the larger ones can go up.  Move the mouse pointer over the small images. If the image is linked to a larger one the pointer will change. Clicking on the small image will bring up the 800 X 600 images.  The original images are 4288 X 2848 and run between 5 and 6 megs each as JPGs which would require a good high speed Internet connection to download and use far too much storage space on the server.   Although I did get photos of most who worked on the ground crew and those who took rides on the grand old Ford Tri-motor, my apologies as due to time I was unable to get photos of everyone.  The pages are still rather large. They are a compromise between image size, number of images on the page, and a reasonable download time. If I have missed linking some, or you would like to see some changes please e-mail me using the link at the bottom of the page, or simply use


Update:  (30 September 2008) The photos are up and the links to the larger 800 X 600 versions are active.  Not all small photos are linked to larger ones.

Please note, these pages were designed on high resolution, wide screen monitors. Although allowances were made the appearance many not be quite the same on older or smaller monitors. Operation has been checked on both Firefox (Version 2.0 and 3) as well as Internet Explorer Version 6 and higher. They do not require any browser plug-ins to display.  

Lastly, Please let me know of: links that don't work properly, misspelled words, grammatical errors, and any other mistakes to fix or changes that should be made.  I am my own proofreader which is not the best way to do it.  

Now that I have all that *stuff* out of the way, please enjoy

The EAA's Ford Tri-motor's visit to Midland Michigan's Barstow Airport (3BS)

Sunday (arrival and preparation)   Monday  Tuesday-1 Tuesday-2 Wednesday-1  Wednesday-2.



The EAA trailer arrived just after a heavy rain

Sometimes it takes a lot of work to get those barrels apart

Maybe a bit of supervision will help

And... Finally they come apart.

Now to decide what goes where, next

The preliminary layout of the crowd traffic guidelines

Another big storm to the West and the Tri-motor is due

And here it comes after a trip around the North end
of Lake Michigan

It makes quite a majestic sight flying overhead

Followed by a quick pass over town,
IF you can call flying at 85 MPH quick

A nice gentle wheel landing by Cody

The closer it gets the bigger it looks....But
They hadn't learned much about streamlining and drag yet

Turning it around makes for a tight fit.

Left: Cody Welch, Tri-motor pilot
Right: Vintage Aircraft Association President-



First thing, First day, the start of the safety briefing

Remember those propellers




Next comes the passengers and flights


The cabin as seen from the rear door.  There
are 10 seats including pilot and copilot






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