Milaca Fly-In features showstopper

Those attending the annual Milaca Fly-In last weekend had many exciting and attractive aircraft to gaze over.

All eyes turned to the landing field around 10:30 Sunday morning when this sleek 1931 Stinson Tri-Motor SM-6000-B airliner touched down and taxied in. It immediately drew a crowd. The aircraft, which carried 9-12 passengers and crew, is the oldest surviving American Airlines passenger plane. It is owned by Greg Herrickā€™s Yellowstone Aviation, Inc., of Jackson, Wyo., and is part of the Golden Wings Flying Museum.

More than 80 pilots registered their aircraft at this year’s fly-in, one of the largest the local airport has hosted.

For more photos, see the Thursday, Aug. 9 print edition of the Times.