City residents will get a glimpse of some rare, vintage aircraft this weekend when a host of classic military planes roll through the Waukesha County Airport, 2525 Aviation Drive, for a one-day showcase.
The Gathering of Warbirds, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, will feature a large collection of military aircraft, flyovers and more aviation-related activities, according to a news release. Attendees will be allowed to mingle with both pilots and veterans to hear their stories, learn about the airplanes and see them fly.
The Warbirds event - which is hosted by the Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing in partnership with Stars and Stripes Honor Flight - is taking the place of another vintage aircraft event perhaps more familiar to city residents, Wings Over Waukesha, said Steve Betzler, the event's public information officer.
Admission costs $10 per car and includes parking.
Many famous warplanes, restored to their original condition and infrequently seen outside museums, will be on display and are scheduled to fly, including the P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the release said. Various military vehicles will also be on display, along with World War II reenactors.