WACO offers biplane rides on Father’s Day


TROY — Fathers are “plane” awesome! So why not give him something he will never forget, an open cockpit biplane ride at WACO Air Museum.

We have been doing Father’s Day weekend (events) for three years. This is the third year,” WACO Executive Director Nancy Royer told Miami Valley Today.

“It is a ride of a lifetime,” said a WACO press release. “Hear the roar of the engine and feel the wind in your hair as you soar over downtown Troy and the Great Miami River. Each ride purchase includes a free admission to the WACO Air Museum which features two hangers of vintage WACO aircraft and historic aviation artifacts. Experience and learn about the ‘Golden Age of Aviation’ in which Dayton and the Miami Valley played such a key role.”

WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 S. County Road 25A in Troy.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to revise the availability of biplane rides Father’s Day weekend, Royer said. Biplane rides will only be offered 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, weather permitting.

“Please call the museum to schedule your flight before all available slots are taken. We are booking both long and short rides on Sunday,.” said a revised press release on the event.

“This is an open cockpit, so you can actually feel the wind in your hair,” Royer explained about the biplane ride. And basically, the event (consists of) the museum and the ride, so the ride does include admission for two into the museum.”

Go to www.wacoairmuseum.org for more information. Certificates can be purchased on the website, by calling 937-335-9226 or stopping at the museum gift shop.

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