PHOTOS: Historic plane touches down at Yeager

Nearly a century after it rolled off the assembly line of Ford Motor Company’s Stout Metal Airplane Division in Dearborn, Michigan, the Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor touched down at Yeager Airport Thursday afternoon.

The Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed the “Tin Goose,” is stationed at the Charleston airport through Sunday, where visitors can view the historic aircraft and climb aboard for a brief excursion. The flights depart from Yeager’s general aviation terminal from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Passengers are encouraged to bring cameras as every seat is a window seat.

Cost is $72 for adults and $52 for those 17 and younger for tickets bought in advance. Walk-up adult fares will be $77. All proceeds benefit the Experimental Aviation Association’s education, restoration and history programs.

Tickets may be ordered online at, or by calling 1-800-843-3612.

Funerals for Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ellis, Walter - 1 p.m., West Logan Missionary Baptist Church.

Evans, Robert - 2 p.m., Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Hess, Steven - 6 p.m., Grace Church of the Nazarene, South Charleston.

Holmes, Buddy - 2 p.m., Elizabeth Baptist Church, Charleston.

Jeffrey Jr., Algie - 2 p.m., Stevens Chapel Methodist Church, Lake.

Mace, Elma - 2 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Arnoldsburg.

Meadows II, Richard - 2 p.m., Central Christian Church, Huntington.

Messinger, John - 2 p.m., Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.

Reynolds, Gladys - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Smith, Rosie - 2 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

Sykes, Teresa - 2 p.m., Winfield Church of the Nazarene.