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 Herrick’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.