against the wind, not with it

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford Trimotor airplane – Oshkosh,WI 2009

 

On this day in 1930, Trans Continental Air Transport and Western Air Express merged to form TWA.

The new airline offered the first all-plane, scheduled coast to coast service, called the Lindbergh Line.

NY to LA took 36 hours with a layover in Kansas City.

 

In the early days of the new airline, TWA utilized the new The Ford Trimotor airplane, seen in the image above.

Also called  the “The Tin Goose” the Ford Trimotor was an American three-engined transport aircraft that was first

produced in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford and that continued to be produced until June 7, 1933.

 

 

The two color images below are World War II era aircraft I photographed at the 2009 Oshkosh Fly In.

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: © David Moenkhaus - all rights reserved 773 612-4166

© David Moenkhaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aircraft details – 2009

 

 

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When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford

July 30 1863 – April 7 1947

 

“EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (formerly the EAA Annual Convention and Fly-In) is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts

held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh,WI.”

 

Header image: a young Henry Ford – approx. 1880

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