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.
aircraft details – 2009
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
July 30 1863 – April 7 1947
Header image: a young Henry Ford – approx. 1880