Waco's history began in 1919 when businessmen Clayton J. Brukner and Elwood Junkin met barnstorming pilots Charley Meyers and George Weaver. Although their initial floatplane design was a failure, they went on to found the Waco company in 1920 and established themselves as producers of reliable, rugged aircraft. The Waco name was extremely well represented in the U.S. civil aircraft registry between the wars, with more Wacos registered than the aircraft of any other company. Production types including open cockpit biplanes, cabin biplanes and cabin sesquiplanes. During WW2, Waco produced large numbers of military gliders for the RAF and US Army Air Forces. Waco ceased operations in 1947.
Waco c/n F5C068 C-GYMF Aero Productions Inc. in the sky of Cap-Rouge, Qc 2007-9-1
Waco UBF-2 Tourist NC13074
Built in 1932, this Tourist was photographed at Reno Stead Airport on 10 September 2006, during the ...
WACO YKS-6 NC16512
Photographed at the Schleissheim Air & Space Museum, near Munich, on 2 September 2010.
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