SEE A RARE JUNKERS JU 52 ON THE FLIGHTLINE
A RARE JUNKERS JU 52 tri-motor is making AirVenture one
of the prominent stops during its upcoming North American tour this year. The airplane’s visit is sponsored by the
German-based company Rimowa, one of Europe’s leading
manufacturers of high-quality luggage and a first-time partner with EAA at Oshkosh.
The Junkers Ju 52 was designed by the legendary Hugo
Junkers and first appeared in May 1932. Within six years,
the model was flying 75 percent of all German air passenger
flights. The tri-motor configuration supplied a high standard of comfort and reliability, even during flights over the
Alps. It remained an important part of European aviation
for more than three decades.
The aircraft was built in Dessau, Germany, in 1939 and
was directly transferred to Switzerland, where it has been
used for sightseeing flights since 1982. Last month at the
AERO expo in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Rimowa announced the plane’s first North American tour to select cities in the United States and Canada.
The Ju 52 will be at Oshkosh throughout the week on
display at Phillips 66 Plaza. It will be open for tours while
on display and will also be featured during the afternoon