For Swap Or Trade - 1986 WACO YMF-5

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

148000 $148,000 USD
Consider trade RV8 or Rocket

James Riordan

I accept the Trade-A-Plane terms of use & service:   

Stay safe. Read more about avoiding scams and protecting your money. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use & our Privacy Policy.

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

James Riordan


General Specs (cont.)








Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

Enjoy the spring-time flying weather, open cockpit style, with this beautiful 1986 Waco YMF-5, serial #003!! It's been giving rides and making smiles it's entire life! You're sure to turn heads and be the center of attention at every airport you land at! Airframe TT- 4262; Engine SMOH- 814; Sensenich prop SOH- 146 (times will change as it is flown regularly); new Poly Fiber 2011; new leather coaming; next annual due 10/23; NDH; based in dry Southern UT, always hangared. Don't let this beauty get away! Everyone will want to go for a ride! Will consider trade for RV-8 or F1/Harmon 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.


4262 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 but not installed
Poly Fiber covering installed July 2011 in great condition!

Engines / Mods / Prop

Jacobs R755-B2 (275-horse at 2200RPM)
814 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
146 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
New leather cockpit coaming just installed!
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-8 or Rocket you'd like to trade or are just interested in purchasing a great biplane!

Contact James for questions or more pics and information.