WACO 100th Anniversary Celebration Fly-In

September 15, 2023  - September 17, 2023


WACO Air Museum
1865 S County Rd 25A | Troy, OH 45373

This 3-day biplane frenzy will be an aviation event you don’t want to miss.
The goal to gather 100 WACOs for the 100th Anniversary will take place on WACO Field. WACO biplane rides, a Swing Dance, historic reenactments, kids activities, fly-overs, car shows, food trucks, and more! Each day offers something new. Come celebrate September 15th-17th!

The public events will kick off at WACO Field Friday at 9 am, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 pm, prior to an evening car show featuring pre-war vehicles. Live music will highlight local Jerry Mullins (4-6 pm), Seth Canan and The Carriers (6-8 pm), and Rusted Reserve (8-10 pm). No event is complete without great food and drinks, so there will be a variety of food trucks and beer trailers to choose from. The fun continues Saturday with the addition of kids’ activities, a local self-guided driving tour of historic WACO sites around Troy, and a chance for up-close viewing of these antique aircraft. Talk to the pilots and learn about notable WACO founders and test pilots with our reenactors dressed in period clothing. Hear the roar of the radial engines as you view an in-air parade of planes from the flight line as these magnificent men and their flying machines pass by the runway. Top off your Saturday with an enjoyable catered meal, and dance the night away as the seventeen-piece Tom Daugherty Orchestra recreate Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band, complete with the Andrew’s Sisters, all in full World War II uniforms! (Dance and dinner require additional tickets that can be purchased by calling the museum at 937-335-9226.)

Don’t miss a thing with a weekend pass ($20/adults and $10/students) or choose admission for a day ($10/adults and $5/students). 3 and under are free. Thanks to all of our sponsors and partners, including Chevrolet of Troy, the City of Troy, Hartzell Propeller, Jauqua’s Tent & Event, Miami County Visitors Bureau, National Aviation Heritage Area, The Troy Foundation, Tourism Ohio, and Wells Electric! There is still time to participate as a sponsor or volunteer for the event. For more information, we invite you to contact the museum and watch for updated details on all these events and more on our website, www.wacoairmuseum.org.