A piece of aviation history in Lebanon for the weekend was greeted enthusiastically Thursday. A large crowd, including passengers and spectators, turned out at the Floyd W. Jones Airport to greet the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor. Those attending ranged from people who just wanted to see the historic aircraft, and people taking their first flight ever, to a number of veterans who flew in the military.
Springfield’s Fred VanNatta racked up over 12,000 hours of flight time during a career in the Navy and said he wanted a chance to fly in the plane that used to be his playground. You can learn more about the aircraft, the Experimental Aircraft Association that owns it, and take flights all weekend long. No reservations are needed – simply go to the airport through the 27th or logon to www.flytheford.org for additional information.