E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team --
Jim, Tom, Nathan, Paul, The
'Other' Jim, Ashley, Birgit, Wes, Klyde, Anjin, and the rest of the
aero-gnomes -- want to wish you Happy Holidays while we
all pursue our own various and sundry holiday diversions. Our
regular daily webcasting schedule will resume promptly on Monday,
January 3rd, 2011. In the meantime, please enjoy this 'classic'
episode of Aero-TV from the past year as we all
recover from our various and sundry
Running Aero-News is a tough busy gig... but there are times
when it's pure joy... like those times when you get to climb into a
300HP Waco YMF 5-D bipe and head for Valhalla. Pity that poor
Campbell guy... work, work, work!
On Monday, May 17th, 2010, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation
announced the FAA certification of the WACO YMF 5-D aircraft.
The updated WACO model is the culmination of nearly two years of
engineering, development and testing.
The all-new FAA and EASA certified aircraft is built from the
ground-up to customer specifications including color and paint
scheme, leather and carpet, and avionics equipment.
Over 5000 labor hours of hand-built craftsmanship goes into each
aircraft, providing customers with an array of updated features
including the use of 4130 steel framing and modern hydraulic toe
brakes. The WACO YMF 5-D includes the computer-designed MT
elliptical tip propeller and all-new, optional 300hp fuel-injected
Jacobs radial engine to provide smoother, more optimized
In addition, the aircraft features the optional top-of-the-line
Garmin IFR instrument package including the all-glass Garmin G600
Advanced MFD display, two Garmin 430 WAAS GPS units, GI-106a
VOR/LOC/GS/GPS indicator, and a Mid-Continent 2 ¼" backup
attitude indicator with battery system.
Founded in 1983, the Classic Aircraft Corporation sought to
recreate the fifty-year-old design into a modern aircraft certified
to the original FAA type certificate from 1935. Using a talented
engineering team from the likes of Piper, Taylorcraft, and Ford,
the company premiered its first FAA certified model in March of
1986. Join Aero-TV as President Peter Bowers introduces the
latest WACO reincarnation to hit the market.