For Swap Or Trade - 1986 WACO YMF-5

  • For Swap Or Trade
  • 1986
  • WACO YMF-5
  • N33KD
  • 003
  • Kanab, UT USA

155000 $155,000 USD
Consider trade RV6,7, 8, 14,F1

James Riordan

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  • For Swap Or Trade
  • 1986
  • WACO YMF-5
  • N33KD
  • 003
  • Kanab, UT USA

James Riordan


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Get ready for spring and great open-cockpit flying weather with this beautiful 1986 Waco YMF-5!  This airplane has been giving rides and making smiles its entire life!  It even has "BIPLANE RIDES" on the underside of the wings!  Turn heads everywhere you go with the throaty rumble of the 275-horse Jacobs radial and be the center of attention at every airport you land at!  Will consider a trade for an RV-8, preferably, or an RV-6, 7, 14, or F1 Rocket

Serial #003
Jacobs R755-BRM with 810 hrs SMOH
Sensenich wood prop 142 SOH
Airframe 4260 TT
New Poly-Fiber covering in 2011
Times wil change as it if flown regularly
Based in dry Southern Utah and always hangared

Avionics / Equipment

Basic VFR
Bendix King KX-155 Nav/Com
Bendix King KMA-24 Audio Panel
Bendix King KT76A Transponder
Sigtronics SPA-400 3-place Intercom

It does not have ADSB installed.  Let's be's a biplane and I just didn't need it for flying folks around the desert of Southern Utah.


4260 hrs TT (times will change as it is flown regularly)
2nd oldest of the "new" build Waco's still flying
Been a workhorse in the scenic flight business all of her life
Long range fuel tanks (72 gallons)
New Concorde RG25-XC batteries installed June 2022
Rebuilt tailwheel assembly in August 2021
Tailhook for banner towing included
Poly Fiber covering installed July 2011 in excellent condition!

Engines / Mods / Prop

Jacobs R755-B2 (275-horse at 2200RPM)
810 hrs SMOH (O/H'd and installed by Air Repair April 2006)
#4 cylinder replaced @ 174.3 SMOH by Air Repair
#2, #3, and #7 cylinders O/H'd @ 646 hrs SMOH by Air Repair
Steel valve seats
Exhaust valve rotators
Chrome plated cylinders
Brakett Air FIlter
Airwolf oil filter
#4 cylinder intake drain
Excellent cylinder compressions at annual!

Gorgeous Sensenich wood prop
142 SOH by Sensenich in June 2017
Prop hub magna fluxed and cad plated by Southeast Propeller in June 2017

Times will change as it is flown regularly

Interior / Exterior

Hooker harnesses
Passenger door included (removed in photos for summer flights)
Front seat has rudder pedals and a removable stick
Front seat also has an altimeter and ASI along with intercom jacks for two passengers
(2) David Clark headsets with cloth helmet included
(1) David Clark headset with leather helmet included
Painted Pontiac Red, Vestal White, and Black
Black "BIPLANE RIDES" painted on underside of lower wings to advertise your business!
The interior and exterior are not perfect, but it's a working airplane!  She shines up nice and passengers love her!


Always hangared
Based in the dry desert of Southern Utah 
Located in Kanab, Utah (KKNB)

Let me know if you have an RV you'd like to trade or just are interested in purchasing a great biplane!

Contact James for questions or more information