The Wisconsin Wing would like your support to help our 1943 North American SNJ-5 continue to fly out of Waukesha, WI. Your donations will fund a future engine overhaul and other critical equipment to help us continue to take the plane to the people so they may experience first-hand the sights and sounds of aircraft in flight. Our goal is to raise $5,000 with your help!
Our SNJ-5 preserves a valuable part of our aviation heritage in the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois region of the Great Lakes area. Our SNJ-5 highlights a unique history of the Great Lakes area in World War II, where Navy Pilot training was performed over Lake Michigan, landing on two Aircraft carriers that were converted Great lakes paddle-wheel passenger steamers. In honor of this, our SNJ-5 displays "NAVY Milwaukee" on its fuselage.
Education and Honoring Veterans
Our SNJ-5 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.