Static Aircraft Displays
The Wings over Waukesha Air Show starting at 10:00 a.m. both August 23rd and 24th will feature many Static Aircraft Displays of World War II and more contemporary privately owned military aircraft, along with Vintage and contemporary General Aviation Aircraft! Some aircraft are available for tours.
|B-17 Fact Sheet B-17 History Sheet||Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress’
History: The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” is a World War II bomber used primarily in Europe, participated in countless missions from bases in England. These missions often lasted for more than eight hours and struck at targets deep within enemy territory. Because of their long-range capability, formations of B-17s often flew into battle with no fighter escort, relying on their own defensive capabilities to insure a successful mission.
|‘Beechcraft-Raytheon Harvard II’
Owner: Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
History: The CT-156 Harvard II is used for pilot instruction in the NATO Flight Training in Canada (NFTC). NFTC’s Harvard II aircraft are almost identical in cockpit layout and performance to the American T-6A is used by the United States Air Force for basic pilot training and by the United States Navy for Primary and Intermediate Joint Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and Air Force Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training. It has replaced the Air Force’s T-37B Tweet and is replacing the Navy’s T-34C Turbo Mentor.
|‘Hawker Sea Fury’
Owner: Eic Woelbing
History: The first flight of the new Hawker airplane (now named the Sea Fury) took place on 1 September 1944. The Sea Fury was designed and build for the British Air Force.”Miss Merced” which is the nickname of Eric’s Sea Fury is a modified for air racing and has an extensive history flying in the Reno Air Races.
Owner: Mike Esterle
History: Developed as a replacement for the Soviet’s fleet of piston-engined trainers, the L-29 was ultimatly adopted by most Eastern Bloc air forces. The basic design concept was to produce a straight foward, easy-to-build and operate aircraft. The sturdy L-29 is able to operate from grass, sand or unprepared fields. Production began April 1963, with 3,600 eventually built through 1974.
History: The Cessna T-37 Tweet is a small, economical twin-engine jet trainer-attack type aircraft which was a primary pilot training vehicle for over 52 years. 1,269 Cessna T-37s were built, with 419 still serving in the United States Air Force in 2006. The T-37A was very noisy, even by the standards of a jet aircraft. The jet emitted a high-pitched piercing whistle that quickly gave the T-37 its name: “Tweety Bird”, or just “Tweet”.
|Beechcraft T-34 “Mentor”
Owner: Greg and Carl Schwerman
History: The T-34 Mentor is the brainchild of Walter Beech, who developed it as the Beechcraft Model 45 private venture at a time when there was no defense budget for a new trainer model. Beech hoped to sell it as an economical alternative to the North American T-6 Texan, then in use by all services of the U.S. military.
|Beechcraft C-90B ‘King Air’
The C90B entered production in 1992, with airframe improvements, four-bladed propellers, and propeller synchrophasing, all in an effort to reduce cabin noise compared to prior models. This model also had PT6A-21s; the first production C90B was fitted with the 10,000th PT6 engine delivered to Beechcraft. A total of 456 C90Bs and C90SEs were delivered by the time production of these models ended in late 2005.
|Boeing PT-17 (Stearman)
Owner: Steve Sorge
History: Built in Dec, 1941, as a Boeing model PT-17 (Stearman), this aircraft supported WWII Army Air Corps training in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Following the war, this aircraft saw service as an Air Show Performer, Crop Dusting Workhorse. The aircraft has been restored and highly modified by Steve Sorge (1990 thru 2005), as a Speedmail look alike to honor its previous owner – Jim Miles, a WWII veteran, Wisconsin crop duster, and founder of the Hartford Airport ( Miles Airfield).