(KALAMAZOO, MI) (07/01/2019) – RAI Jets LLC is proud to be a Michigan stop for this year’s Ford Tri-Motor Tour, “Fly on the Ford,” sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. The 1920’s era, restored aircraft will be on display at RAI Jets,5825 Willoughby Dr., at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), from July 11-14. Rides on the Ford Tri-Motor aircraft are available for advance pricing of $72 adult and $52 for children on Thurs., July 11 from 2-5 p.m. and Fri., July 12 through Sun., July 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds collected by the Experimental Aircraft Association at the event will benefit the Plainwell Aviation and STEM Academy in Plainwell, Michigan.

Affectionately known as the Tin Goose, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined civilian passenger travel in the late 1920s and marked the beginning of commercial flight. EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor has been part of the EAA Flight Experiences program for more than 25 years, giving passengers the opportunity to fly on the Ford and experience the excitement and potential of early commercial air travel.

“We’re proud to be a tour stop for this historic aviation even and be able to welcome aviation enthusiasts to RAI Jets,” said David Riley, director of operations at RAI Jets.

Viewing of the aircraft is open to the public during the hours of the event. Food and displays of historic and current Ford automobiles will also be on display on the grounds.

To reserve a flight, please visit flytheford.org or call 877.952.5395. To reach RAI Jets, call 800.247.2834.


RAI Jets LLC is a Kalamazoo, MI-based aviation specialist featuring aircraft management, jet charter and aircraft maintenance services. The family-owned company officially opened in 2009, preceded by more than two decades of generational experience in aviation. For individuals and businesses, the Part 135 operator offers customized, jet charter for business or leisure, as well as turnkey management and aircraft maintenance for jet owners. RAI Jets operates its own fleet of aircraft for charter and offers jet owners (personal and corporate) the option to offset operating costs by adding their aircraft to RAI Jet’s FAA approved Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. RAI Jets also offers aircraft acquisition service and hangar space. For more information visit https://www.flyrai.com or call (800) 247-2834.