The Wisconsin Wing would like your support to help our 1943 Fairchild PT-26 continue to fly out of Waukesha, WI. Your donations will fund immediate repairs and support replacements of other critical equipment to help us keep the plane flying. Our goal is to raise $3,000 with your help!
Our Fairchild PT-26 is a 1943 WWII veteran. The PT-26 is also known as the M62A and the British Cornell. The open cockpit version of this plane is called a PT-19. This primary trainer was the first plane our WWII pilots flew before moving on to Basic trainers, Advanced Trainers and single seat fighters or bombers. The PT-26 was primarily used by the Canadians since it has an enclosed cockpit. The PT-26 is primarily wood construction with wood veneer and fabric covering. The inverted 6-cylinder Ranger 440 engine has 200HP. The PT-26 has a top speed of 187MPH and burns an average of 12 gallons per hour at a cruise speed of 107PH.
Education and Honoring Veterans
Our PT-26 actively supports flyovers for parades, public holiday and military heritage related events, as well as displaying it at regional events and offering tours. We are also proud to provide escort service to Stars and Stripes Honor Flights.