Arguably the most unusual aircraft manufacturer extant, WACO Aircraft Corp. recently changed owners, and the seller, who remains as president, is clearly delighted. The Michigan manufacturer hand-builds the wheeled WACO YMF-5D (see photo), amphibious YMF-5F and Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 aerobatic aircraft, all of which are single-engine, tube-and-fabric biplanes. While no other company has such a product line, what makes WACO particularly special is that the YMF traces its roots to the graceful ...


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