And you get to watch one of eight airworthy Ford Trimotors in the world taking off.

I heard a prop plane engine coming up behind me while I was driving, but was not ready for this thing to come puttering over me low and slow. I hung a u-turn and followed it the four miles or so to the small nearby airport, just in time to witness this thing being unloaded and take off again. I’m not as much of a plane nut as some people on, but the Ford Trimotor is one incredibly cool plane. It has also buzzed the house half a dozen times now.

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