Young daughter contacted me shortly after we returned from our southern adventure to tell me that a genuine 1920s Ford Trimotor airliner, know as the Tin Goose would be visiting Camarillo airport and did I want to see it?
Did I? You bet!! So Young Son and I traveled to Camarillo to meet Young Daughter and view the Tin Goose in all of her glory.
I was feeling cheap that day and didn't buy tickets for the Grouchs but now I wish I had.
Once the plane landed a discharged its passengers we were able to walk up to the plane and check it out. Amazing that this plane is still flying so many years after its production.
I remember seeing a movie made in the 50s about Forest Service smoke jumpers who flew to the fires in a Ford Tin Goose. What a way to travel!
|The Tin Goose on approach|
|This chap owns a restored M151 MUTT (not a Jeep) and I was able to talk with him about it. I drove these minus the mounted gun when I was in the Army|
|Waiting for the next load of passengers|
|Fueling her up before the next flight. They are watching a P-51 Mustang fly past at low altitude|
|Young Daughter checks out the exposed radial engines|
|Watch your head getting in!|
|When we were having lunch at Wendy's nearby the airfield, the Tin Goose passed overhead|