Life Member Emeritus, Tom Woodburn’s account of his journey to bring home his “new” beauty in “A Waco comes Home” originally published in the National WACO Club’s Waco Pilot, New Year’s edition.
It was a spectacular late October Monday, near perfect for flying, and on that day I found myself at 7500 feet crossing the Alleghany Front southeast bound and at the controls of ZQC-6 #4422, NC16203. My friend Dan who was along for the adventure was keeping up with our progress on the Ipad running Foreflight. I was quite happy to be pushing my thumb across the sectional and using the ship’s compass and my watch to track our advance on Richmond. My way seemed right and proper and with the Appalachians framed by two wings and the Jacobs rumbling contentedly I decided all was now right with the world.
**Special thanks to the Waco Pilot and the National Waco Club for printing this article and allowing us to share it with our members.