Soaring Through History: The WACO 100th Anniversary Celebration in Troy, Ohio (Sept 15-17th)

In the heart of Ohio, the City of Troy and WACO Air Museum prepare to celebrate a century of WACO aircraft. This 3-day event will bring WACO biplanes and other aircraft from across the United States and international destinations. The WACO 100th Anniversary Celebration – a Golden Fly-In takes place September 15th to 17th, and promises to be an unforgettable experience for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, and families alike.


The WACO Aircraft Company (pronounced “wah-co”) has been an iconic name in aviation since its founding. The company is known for producing civilian biplanes in the 1930s and the largest producer of military gliders in World War II for the US Army and the Royal Air Force.

Each Day offers something new. Biplane Rides, Music, Kids Activities, Car Shows, Food Trucks, and more. See a full schedule here.

One of the highlights of the event will be a stunning display of historic WACO aircraft. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these beautifully restored planes, many of which played pivotal roles in aviation history.

The event promises to keep visitors well-fed and entertained with a variety of food trucks, live music, and family-friendly activities. It is an aviation celebration and festival atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

While onsite, explore the WACO Air Museum and Aviation Learning Center, which houses an impressive collection of aircraft, artifacts, and exhibits that tell the story of WACO and the evolution of aviation.

On behalf of the National Aviation Heritage Area, congratulations to the City of Troy and the WACO Air Museum. Best wishes for blue skies on your anniversary weekend.


Photo credit to Miami County Visitors Bureau