New Acquisition at WACO

Newly arrived from Wisconsin

WACO Air Museum is proud to announce the arrival of the 1940 RPT model airplane. This particular WACO airplane is unique in that it is the only low-wing aircraft made by WACO Aircraft Co. in Troy, Ohio. The aircraft was a prototype aerobatic trainer for the USAAF trials and was designed to compete for the military CPT training program. The project was halted when a large order for the UPF-7 came in.

The RPT was donated by the family of Dean Mitchell of Wisconsin. It was disassembled and trailered to the museum by 5 WACO volunteers. The airplane will undergo some renovations to return it to its original design and will be on display in the soon-to-be-built Learning Center Building.

WACO Air Museum



Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

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From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

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Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.


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