Peter Bowers of WACO Aircraft Corp. at W.K. Kellogg Airport (KBTL) in Battle Creek, Mich., shared this video with us that shows the final assembly of a Great Lakes aircraft. Pretty interesting to see how it all goes together…
At last week’s WACO Fly-In in Ohio, two pilots from Austin, Texas — Doug Jaffe and his son, Jordan — surprised the staff of the WACO Air Museum by donating a a 2004 WACO Classic YMF-F5C, 3-seat aircraft. According to a story in the Troy Daily News, the generous donation was “out of the blue.”
The pair had visited the museum about a year ago and were so impressed by the museum and its Aviation Learning Center that they wanted to make a donation. The story notes that Doug Jaffe said that the airplane donation was a way to “give back” to aviation and an organization that worked hard to preserve aviation history.
The WACO Aircraft Company has launched a Great Lakes Paint Scheme Contest.