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WACO Biplane

Enjoy the view and the wind in your hair while cruising in the ‘Cadillac of the sky’. Affectionately known as Marilyn, the WACO Classic Biplane flawlessly revives the magic of the golden age of aviation by retaining the classic elegance of the open-air cockpit with modern digital aero-electronics.

This plane is a seamless hybrid of both the old and new. While the aircraft itself is a longstanding design, the technology enabling many essential systems has been upgraded and modernised. Stay warm and protected while the breeze shoots by, and take in the amazing views while cruising the skies.

In this three-seat aircraft, the pilot sits in the back whilst the two passengers sit in the front. With this 270 horsepower aircraft, you’ll cruise along comfortably in the sky and feel at home with the birds.

If you crave romance and nostalgia, the classic WACO Biplane is the perfect aircraft for you. You and your partner will feel part of a different era when you’re up in the clouds. We can assure you that the WACO Biplane will take you on a journey to the sky as well as a journey back in time.

WACO initially was the abbreviation for Weaver Aviation Company of Ohio, incorporated in 1919. This original design was favored by the 1930’s executive businessman and barnstormer, and was popular for services including private use and postal services. The aircraft company is still in operation to this day, hand crafting a select few of these aircraft each year for discerning owners.

Weight: Empty 2,238 lbs., Max Takeoff 2,877 lbs.
Wing Span: 30ft. 6.25in.
Length: 25ft. 5in.
Height: 8ft. 10.25in.
Maximum Speed: 223 mph
Range: 310 miles
Armament: None
Number Built: 1,800+
Number Still Airworthy: 1,200+


With deluxe leather interior for exceptional comfort, the WACO Biplane includes all the modern conveniences in a classic aircraft.



Our modern-day build WACO incorporates the traditional 1930’s Biplane design with the power and technology of the 21st century.



Take a ride in our customised WACO Biplane. It’s an unforgettable open cockpit ride for you, and perhaps someone special – ‘We take two’.


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