The first Waco UPF-7 was rolled out of the Waco factory at Troy, Ohio in June of 1937. The UPF-7 was designed as a pilot trainer, both for primary student training and advanced training phases, including aerobatics. 600 UPF-7s were manufactured between 1937 and late 1942.
Out of the original 600 UPF-7s built, there are approximately 80 in airworthy condition today. Compared to many other popular biplanes of this era, including the venerable Stearman of which there were nearly 10.000 built, the UPF-7 is relatively rare and quite valuable to collectors due to the fewer number built and left today with their original wartime history.
A Belgian customer bought this project and brought it to us for restoration to flying condition.