The Waco biplane (pronounced wah ko) is a modern day reincarnation of a classic 1935 design of sports biplane, unique in its ability to carry two passengers in its capacious front cockpit.
Our Waco biplane aircraft is serial no 047, manufacture date of 1992, one of the new build Classic Wacos that are still being built today to the original type certificate. It formerly wore the registration N40138 and lived in various areas of the USA.
We imported our Waco from North Carolina into Port Adelaide in January 2005. Her former owner an American Airlines MD 80 Captain and his Engineers, lovingly disassembled her and packed her carefully into a 40 foot shipping container for her long voyage. It is a tribute to their skill and care that the aircraft arrived in great condition. Our Waco biplane was re-assembled over a period of a couple of months and was issued a Certificate of Airworthiness in the standard category in March 2005.
Aircraft Registration: VH-ONY
The Waco is the perfect aircraft for travelling together and sharing the open cockpit sensation. Stunning for seeing the local area from on high, ideal for a marriage proposal – of which there have been many and even one wedding dress was scooped up and into the cockpit with the newly married couple – to share the open cockpit experience – Come and fly the Waco!