The Joy Flight Waco was built in 2001 by master craftsmen working for the Classic Aircraft Corporation, Battle creek, Michigan. This thoroughbred took more than 5000 man hours to construct using materials superior to those used in the 1930’s. Examples are that the fuselage frame is made from high-strength 4130 Chrome Moly Steel and the wing spars are made from “aircraft grade” Sitka spruce (the best possible material for aircraft construction) and the wings are covered in Ceconite.
Yes, certain medical conditions preclude flight and disabled persons unfortunately cannot negotiate the steps & wing walk to enter the cockpit.
Two passengers with a combined weight of not more than 200 kg.
30 minutes before take-off is adequate for the pre-flight briefing.
Comfortable warm clothing. Have nothing on you that can break loose such as keys, loose change, pens, earrings etc. Please wear soft rubber sole shoes.
Yes, eat light, small amounts of healthy food up to 2 hours before the flight.
Avoid alcohol for 12 hours before the flight.
No children under 15 years of age.
Yes, cameras are safe but keep them on a lanyard/strap. Taking photos with a mobile phone is not recommended as the slipstream could remove it from your hand.
The original Waco’s had a 225Hp Jacobs R775 seven cylinder radial engine designed and used during WWII. Your Waco has an upgraded 275Hp Jacobs R755 engine improved and modernised by Air Repair of Cleveland Mississippi.
Yes, with aerobatic load limits of 5.2Gs and -2.1Gs but no aerobatic flight will be undertaken during your trip.
Yes, each passenger will have a headset with intercom connection.
If the weather is inclement, we will contact you & reschedule your Joy Flight.
Yes, all cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to departure time for refund or reschedule.