Vintage 1928 Tri-Motor aircraft flies above Albuquerque

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A flight back in time on a relic of aviation history made a stop in Albuquerque this week. 

People were able to fly above the city in a vintage 1928 Tri-Motor aircraft. 

“So this is all groundbreaking stuff. These guys put together systems and they changed the world. They changed the way people thought about transportation,” said Lee Otto, EAA Chapter 179. 

The Ford Tri-Motor was nicknamed the “Tin Goose” and was the largest civilian passenger aircraft of its time. 

Albuquerque was one of its key stops in the 1920s, and the navigation beacons that guided the pilots still stand to this day. 

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