November 1, 1927
Detroit-Cleveland Air Lines

April 1, 1928
Detroit-Cleveland Air Line

November 1, 1929

August 1, 1930

AirTimes Home Page

HomeCollector's GuideIndexUSAStout Air Lines


Timetable Publication Dates
Class 1A - 
System Timetables

Detroit-Cleveland Air Line


Text from April 1, 1929 timetable:

Make the Trip by Plane

How pleasurable your journey will be in the great Ford-Stout monoplane.

You arrive at the flying field in the comfortable airport coach with just a few minutes to spare.  No delay - your ticket is purchased the porter announces the plane.

All aboard!  You settle back in the big wicker chairs as the engines roar - then a burst of speed across the field.  No sense perception tells you when you have left the earth.  There is only an astonishing feeling of stability, then relaxation as the motors are throttled down.

Seemingly motionless, yet your are moving twice the speed of the fastest express train. You feel immeasurably superior to the crawling  beings in the immature world, two thousand feet below. Though ordinarily you may suffer from fear of heights, this fear does not touch you now, for there are no lines of perspective drawing you earthward.

Your fellow passengers move freely about, shifting seats companionably, to play cards, to typewrite, or to gather in groups first on one side of the cabin then the other to study the panorama below.

Open the window if you wish, or walked down the aisle to the pilot's cockpit and study the navigating instruments and the simple controls.  You soon accept the truth of the reported safety of these giant tri-motored planes.

As you near the Airport of your destination and the plane glides the last few miles without power you say to yourself, "I had a wonderful experience.  This surely is the way to travel."  65,000 Stout Airline passengers have felt just that way.


The Ford-Stout Plane

Until you actually see the great Fort-Stout tri-motored all-metal transport monoplanes which fly the Stout Airlines, it is almost impossible to conceive the mighty strides that have been made in recent years in airplane building.

A roomy cabin, completely enclosed, in which you may ride in the same clothes you wear on the street!  Clear plate-glass windows which may be opened if you wish.  Restful chairs from which you gaze at the wonderful scene below. No glare from the sun, for the wing above you acts as a welcome shield.  The cabin is heated in cold weather!

There is no monotony of travel on the Stout Airlines.  The country over which you travel has been carefully studied and a route has been selected which is mot entertaining.  The countryside does not rush by at a furious pace but unrolls under your eyes calmly and splendidly.  Constantly your attention is drawn from one unique view to another - a picturesque village, a glistening lake, a highway with tiny creeping automobiles, a passing plane or a great stretch of colorful woodlands.

The Flight Engineer who always accompanies the pilot will cheerfully answer questions, furnish you with a magazine or newspaper, and draw your attention to scenes of particular interest or beauty.

The planes, pilots and mechanics are licensed by the Aeronautics branch of the Department of Commerce, and a rigid daily inspection of equipment insures maximum dependability at all times.

The terminal points for these flights are the Ford Airport at Dearborn, the Municipal Airport at Cleveland, and the Municipal Airport at Chicago - three of the most completely equipped airports in the country.

Contributor to this page

bullet Björn Larsson

If you know of additional publication dates for Stout timetables, please email

Updated April 10, 2005
Copyright (c) 1997-2007 Perry A Sloan - All Rights Reserved