The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation depends on the generosity of people like you as we continue working toward our goal of establishing a unique visitor attraction where young and old alike can experience this historic aircraft for generations to come!

It is our hope that after visiting this site and seeing our progress to date, you will become a strong supporter of our endeavor.

Our project is funded 100% by money raised through private donations, special events

and merchandise sales.

Let's Fly a Ford!

Show Your Support


Financial donations of any size are appreciated and go directly to help fund

our Ford Tri-Motor restoration project. All donations are tax deductible.


For those who may want to contribute on a higher level, don't miss this unique opportunity to sponsor a seat within the passenger compartment of the aircraft! A brass placard will be permanently attached to the sponsored seat commemorating your gift for all future passengers to acknowledge. Additionally, you will receive 10 tickets each year for rides in the completed aircraft and receive a key to the Tri-Motor's main cabin for personal tours during regular museum hours. For more information on this opportunity contact Foundation President, Jody Brausch, at 216-288-8522 or



Have your name go down in history and be part of our Island Airlines Historic Walkway! A tax deductible donation of $150.00 purchases a personalized brick that will be installed in the beautiful outdoor walkway

at the Liberty Aviation Museum. Click here to purchase.


As you can imagine, our Tri-Motor restoration is an ambitious and expensive undertaking. To that end, we are always interested in material donations from corporations and private individuals. The following is a sampling of items available for donation or sponsorship:

  • Seats

  • Landing gear strut assembly

  • Tail wheel assembly

  • Hamilton Standard Propellers

  • Oil Coolers

  • Transponder

  • Communication/Navigation Radio

If you or anyone you know may be able to help with these items please contact


If you are interested in helping out with special events, inside the museum or on our restoration project

let us know. We are always looking for qualified volunteers!


In an effort to gather items for our archives and museum displays we are always interested in items relating to the Ford Tri-Motor. (Photographs, home movies, souvenirs, memorabilia, tri-motor parts, service manuals, brochures, Stout Metal Aircraft, Island Airlines and Island Air Service items.)


Whether you're visiting the museum in person or shopping online, profits from all Ford Tri-Motor items

sold are used to help fund our restoration project and museum displays.

Use this link to see all the great Ford Tri-Motor merchandise and other

great aviation products in the Liberty Aviation Museum PX store!


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