"In the evening the big red Waco plane came in"
1940 WACO UPF-7
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike1940 WACO UPF-7 - Credit: Craig Kinzer
WACO model 10 (Mexico, c. 1929-1932)
Public DomainWACO model 10 (Mexico, c. 1929-1932) - Credit: Gerard Farell


Waco planes were produced by the Weaver Aircraft Company. The trade name Waco was coined from the title letters of Weaver Aircraft Co.

The company produced warplanes throughout World War II and ceased operations in 1947, having suffered the fate of a number of aviation companies when an anticipated boom in aviation following the war failed to develop.