–– Waco YMF-5C Biplane ––
The Weaver Aircraft Company was founded in 1920 by George “Buck” Weaver, E.J. “Sam” Junkin, and Clayton Brukner. The trade name Waco (rhymes with taco) was coined from the title letters of Weaver Aircraft Co. Originally located in Lorain, Ohio, the company later moved to Troy, Ohio, drawn by the concentration of aviation related businesses that had sprung up around nearby Dayton, home of the Wright Brothers. The first Waco YMF rolled out of the Waco factory at Troy Ohio in early 1935. In late 1942, Waco ceased production of powered airplanes.
In 1983 the founders of Classic Aircraft Corporation envisioned their childhood dreams coming true with the reincarnation of the Waco YMF Biplane. 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 they hired experienced aeronautical engineers to re- draw over 1400 drawings and build new tooling for production. This was done while maintaining the sanctity of WACO.S original design. The WACO YMF is not a rebuild. or a kit plane, but a brand new FAA certified production aircraft.
–– Schweizer 232 Glider ––
The closest thing you can get to soaring like an eagle is in our Schweizer 232 Glider. One of only 26 two-seated gliders in the world, this plane is sure to be a unique experience that you can share with a companion! Choose any of the glider tours here and experience the view from the highest altitude of any plane in our fleet.
–– T6 “Texan” ––
The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s.
It remains a popular warbird aircraft used for airshow demonstrations and static displays. It has also been used many times to simulate various Japanese aircraft, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, in movies depicting World War II in the Pacific. A total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built.
–– Cessna 182 Skylane ––
This four passenger airplane is perfect for more intimate scenic tours. A high-winged airplane like this offers some of the most unobstructed views of Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier and the Atlanta Skyline that you can’t find anywhere else.
Our Cessna 182 serves two purposes as well, working part time as a tow plane for our glider, and part time as a private scenic tour plane!