WACO Fly-In set for Sept. 18-20

TROY — Plans are under way for the 2015 WACO Fly-In & Homecoming set for September 18-20.

Troy was the home of the WACO Factory, which was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country during the 1920s and 1930s. The WACO Fly-In is a celebration of the beautiful airplanes produced by the WACO company in Troy, and the men and women who flew them.

This event, which is open to the public, features the return of approximately 20 or more vintage WACO biplanes as well as other general aviation aircraft.

Weather permitting, WACO will offer biplane rides on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday for $90 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance from WACO (937-335-9226) or at the event. Rides are on a first-come, first-served basis. Many vintage WACOs will be on display on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Saturday is the big day, starting off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage for $6. Activities for the children will be available all day in the children’s tent with an RC candy drop at 3 p.m.

There will be a large group of Austin-Healy cars on display.

Come watch a demonstration of ultralights from the Dayton Ultralights club at 11 a.m. on Saturday. This event is a great photo opportunity to see and hear these beautiful aircraft in the air. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students, children under school age free. Veterans are $5 all weekend.