First luxury airliner touring across Idaho

The 1928 aircraft marked the beginning of commercial flight.

A piece of aeronautic history is making its way across Idaho.

The Ford Tri-Motor Tour event is taking off at the Idaho Falls Airport this weekend.

It's a chance for people to ride in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT, also known as the "Tin Goose."

The Experimental Aircraft Association hosts the tour.

They say the plane is known at the first luxury airliner and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

The cabin is not pressurized, meaning you can really hear, feel and get a sense of everything going on around the plane.

"You can smell what your flying over you know, and things like that you don't go as high or as fast, it’s truly a step back in time," said volunteer pilot John Maxfield.

"I don't think you can compare it with any aircraft, it's an experience unto itself," said Gary Wodek of Pocatello.

The plane will be at the Nampa Municipal Airport next week from Thursday through Sunday.

Rides are $75 for an adult, but you can stop by when it's not flying to take a look for free.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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