Al Marsh

Waco Classic finds markets in Africa

July 21, 2008 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

“The [economic] malaise has dampened sales [in the United States], but European and African customers are beating our doors down,” said Peter F. Bowers, the new owner of Waco Classic Aircraft Corp. in Battle Creek, Michigan. Bowers, formerly the owner of an aluminum extrusion company, sold two Waco aircraft to a Kenyan sight-seeing company. “Our delivery pilot saw tribesmen with a blackberry in one hand and a spear in the other,” Bowers said.

Here is a video of one of the new Wacos at play in Kenya.

Photo by Peter F. BowersWaco Classic in Battle Creek, Michigan

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