waco 140x91The Waco Aircraft Company of Ohio produced a wide range of aircraft between 1919 and 1947, and several companies operated under that name.  The company ceased operations in 1947, suffering the same fate as many companies that anticipated a large post-war interest in aviation that failed to materialize.
The Waco Classic Aircraft Company was founded in 1983 that started production of new planes based on the 1935 YMF-5, the last of the classic barnstorming aircraft.  The company used plans filed by the original company with the Library of Congress.  
The museum’s aircraft was built in 1989, and was operated for 14 years carrying untold numbers of delighted passengers on sightseeing flights that introduce them to the sheer joy of the open cockpit flight of the classic biplane era.

Country: USA

Manufacturer: WACO

Engine: Jacobs R755B2 Radial

Horsepower: 275 hp

Max Speed: 214 mph

Weight: 2,050 lbs. typically equipped

Upper Wing Span: 30 feet

Lower Wing Span: 26 feet 11.5 inches

Length: 23 feet 10 inches

Height: 8 feet 6 inches

Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


Fighter Factory – 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457

About Us

Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

Restoration Work

In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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