Ford Tri-Motor Flies Again at Put-in-Bay

Ford Tri-Motor
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The notable Ford Tri-Motor aircraft will lift its wings above Put-in-Bay again today!  Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B continues flight offerings to the public from Put-in-Bay Airport (3w2) from 9am to 5pm.

Flights are arranged by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).  The organization “offers the fun and camaraderie of participating . . . with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.”  Click HERE for the history of the 5-AT-B!  The images below show the 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B taking off from Put-in-Bay Airport on Saturday, 6 August 2022.




$2.2M Go to Northwest Ohio Airports from Infrastructure Bill

Put in BayPut-in-Bay –  Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) announced the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $2,241,440 in funding from the Airport Infrastructure Grants program to six Northwest Ohio airports. The funding is being made available as a result of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in November. Rep. Kaptur and House Democrats strongly supported the bill, while 94 percent of House Republicans opposed it.

The funding from the Airport Infrastructure Grants program will allow Northwest Ohio airports to address a wide array of short and long-term infrastructure needs – including improvements to runways, taxiways, terminals, and airport-transit connections, as well as new safety and sustainability projects.

“President Biden’s jobs and infrastructure bill is already delivering for Northwest Ohio,” said Rep. Kaptur. “By investing in our airports, we are laying a strong foundation for our region’s economic growth.”
Breakdown of Airport Infrastructure Grants program funding for Northwest Ohio:

• Toledo Express Airport: $1,506,440
• Erie-Ottawa International Airport: $295,000
• Put-in-Bay Airport: $110,000
• Middle Bass Island Airport: $110,000
• North Bass Island Airport: $110,000
• Kelleys Island Land Field Airport: $110,000