Desert Jet | Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft Tour Lands at Desert Jet Center FBO at KTRM

Desert Jet | Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft Tour Lands at Desert Jet Center FBO at KTRM

Fixed Base Operator Desert Jet Center, in collaboration with the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter #1116 and Thermal Aviation, is pleased to host the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft, October 6th-8th, at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, CA, during its annual tour across the U.S.

Ford’s Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed the “Tin Goose,” was designed to build a new market for airline travel. To overcome concerns about engine reliability, Ford specified three engines and added features for passenger comfort, such as an enclosed cabin. Regarded as the first luxury airliner, the Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

The Ford Tri-Motor will be on display and available to see, tour, and even fly from the Thermal Airport for those wishing to experience the thrill and excitement aboard this incredible machine.

A portion of the funds generated from flight sales and sponsorships will be directed towards the local EAA chapter to support the Young Eagles program, which offers free flights five times a year to the youth of the Coachella Valley, fostering a deep appreciation for aviation.

Take to the skies and time travel aboard this historic aircraft for an unforgettable flight experience. Visit for more information!

Desert Jet | Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft Tour Lands at Desert Jet Center FBO at KTRM

“We are so thrilled that EAA Headquarters has chosen our local chapter to host this significant piece of aviation history and share it with our community,” said EAA Chapter #1116 President Frank Brabec. “Seeing it in person so striking as its size, design, and perfectly kept condition are features that pictures and video just cannot capture.”

“It is an absolute honor to host a living piece of history right here at Desert Jet Center,” said Desert Jet CEO Jared Fox. “Getting to see such an iconic aircraft in person and learning more about EAA’s tremendous efforts to keep this legendary aircraft flying has been a thrill for the Desert Jet team.”

About Desert Jet Center

Desert Jet Center is a world-class independent FBO serving the needs of the business and the general aviation community at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM). The #1 customer-rated FBO in Palm Springs features a 32,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art executive facility, including a luxury terminal, hangar, and modern amenities.

Desert Jet Center is located in the Coachella Valley, Southern California’s resort destination. The FBO is at the closest airport to the preeminent Coachella and Stagecoach music and arts festivals, polo grounds, and world-class golf courses such as the PGA West, Quarry, Madison Club, Griffin Ranch, and Hideaway, the Thermal Motorsports Club, BMW Performance Center, and Desert Horse Park.

Desert Jet Center is NATA Safety 1st certified and designated a NATA Safety 1st Clean location. It is the CAA and CJP Preferred FBO at KTRM.

About Desert Jet

Desert Jet is a group of aircraft management, charter, maintenance, and FBO companies based in Palm Springs/Thermal, California (KTRM). Desert Jet is a full-service aviation company providing jet owners with turn-key management for their aircraft.

Desert Jet’s on-demand charter offers private flyers a smarter alternative to fractional aircraft ownership and expensive membership programs. Desert Jet is committed to safety and security and is ARGUS Platinum rated, Wyvern Wingman certified, and IS-BAO Stage 3 registered.

Desert Jet Maintenance is an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station offering scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of aircraft.

For more information about our services, visit or call (800) 381-JETS.

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