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About & Contact

In 1983 the founders of Classic Aircraft Corporation envisioned many childhood dreams coming true with the reincarnation of the WACO YMF.

In the history of aviation, no company had ever taken a fifty-year-old design and manufactured it new, under the original FAA type certificate.

To accomplish this mission, Classic hired experienced engineering talent from Piper, Taylorcraft and Ford. While maintaining the sanctity of WACO's incredible design, this team of proven professionals modernized the aircraft with over 300 engineering changes, redrew over 1400 drawings, and built new tooling for production.

The first WACO YMF Classic rolled off the assembly line and received FAA certification under the original WACO type certificate in March of 1986.

Over 5000 labor hours of fine craftsmanship hand-built into each aircraft has resulted in the WACO YMF being described as an aeronautic thoroughbred.

The WACO is not a rebuild or a kit plane, but a brand new FAA certified production aircraft, with such improvements as the use of sturdy 4130 steel for the fuselage frame, modern hydraulic toe brakes and the latest avionics.

Today, WACO Classic Aircraft is a family-owned American company, with owners Peter Bowers and Jon Bowers, and a talented team of craftsmen continuing the tradition of building the finest sport biplane in the world.

Contact Information:

The WACO Aircraft Company

Kellogg Airport (KBTL)

15955 South Airport Road

Battle Creek, Mi  49015

Phone: 269-565-1000

Email: crew@wacogear.com