From the Mankato Free Press:
This plane is plodding, noisy and old as great-grandpa.
And the paying customers couldn’t wait to have at it Thursday at Mankato Regional Airport.
“It was a thrill,” said Mankatoan Frank White as he stepped out of the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor following his 15-minute flight.
...The Ford Tri-Motor can be likened to a bus that takes flight. Its three engines produce a din and its cruising speed is about 80 mph.
“It’s ponderously slow, but I was surprised that it was so vibration free,” White said.
Added Rennick admiringly, “She’s a good old bird.”
Flights will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday at $80 for adults, $40 for children and free for children younger than age 6 if accompanied by a paying guardian.
OK, so the price discrimination takes place on the ground. In any case, it's been cool to see this plane puttering around the Kato skies.