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Two historic aircraft will be flown into Cedar Rapids’ Eastern Iowa Airport



Cedar Rapids, Iowa – On Thursday, two historic aircraft from almost a century ago will be flown into Cedar Rapids’ Eastern Iowa Airport.

The planes will be available for free viewing for aviation enthusiasts. The Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting it.

They will be taking off for the Eastern Iowa Airport’s Signature Aviation Hangar in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and a B-25 Berlin Express Bomber.

Less than ten airworthy Tri-Motor aircraft remain in existence, according to Drew Stephani of the Experimental Aircraft Association. History buffs would know this B-25 from the Second World War.

“So it’s always great to see that we get a lot of people that either had relatives or we’ve gotten a couple of veterans that have worked on B25s or flown on them,” Stephani said. “So it’s always great to see their eyes light up too when they get to see one first hand for the first time in several years.”

They are on show through Sunday. For a fee, visitors can fly aboard the aircraft.