July 19 - 22, 2024
Opportunity to see and hear rare Vintage T-28 Trojan Military Warbirds
Pancakes, Brats and Planes
Take your family to the Sheboygan Airport July 19 -22
observe the Vintage T-28 Trojan Aircraft Experience.
Sheboygan Rotary Club invites you to a Brat Fry and
Breakfast fundraiser while you enjoy observing and
experiencing everything the Aviation Heritage Center and
this event have to offer.
T-28 Trojans Warbirds Return to Sheboygan
The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (AHCW) and the local EAA chapter will be hosting
the return of the T-28 Trojan Warbirds at the Sheboygan County Airport the weekend of July
21-23 for the 14 th year. The powerful and fast post WWII ex-military T-28 Trojan Warbirds will
be practicing in preparation for their exhibition at the annual EAA Event in Oshkosh the
You can observe the “Gathering of Warbirds” and other aircraft activities from the Sheboygan
County Airport Balcony. Don’t miss this rare chance to experience, or let your children
experience and come to see the collection of warbirds up close and talk to the T-28 pilots that
maintain and fly them.
You can see and hear 18 of the Warbirds looking better than new. The aircraft are North
American Aviation T-28 Trojans that were built shortly after WWII. They powerful 1820 cubic
inch, 9- cylinder radial motor, produces 1425 hp. They were meant to be advanced trainers, to
prepare new pilots to fly fighter jets. A role the T-28 Trojans fulfilled well for nearly 40 years for
the U.S. Navy. But the military also found they were great fighter/bomber aircraft. The USAF
used them in Vietnam. The CIA used them in secret wars in Laos, Congo and other hot spots
around the world to fight the spread of communism.
While hearing the sounds and sights of multiple vintage radial warbirds taxi in and out and
flying overhead. You and your family can experience and get up close to the USAF T-33
Shooting Star Fighter exhibit at the center and be able to climb in a T-33 jet fighter cockpit.
In addition to the T-28 experience, adults and children will be able to climb inside actual USAF
T-37 and USAF T-28 training simulators, you can get in and (gently) grab the stick and throttles
to have your own TOP GUN experience!
The local EAA group has refurbish a T-28 as part of the Heritage Center Display and history.
The plane was one actually used by the CIA/Ravens to train Loa-Hmong pilots Laos to support
the U.S. Vietnam and Laos war effort.
The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin will be offering tours of a rare 1941 Douglas DC-3 for
a small fee at limited times through the weekend.
The T-28s on the ramp are owned by members of NATA, North American Trainers Association,
and are being hosted for the 14th-year by the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin. Both are
non-profit, while admission is free, a donation to the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin
would greatly be appreciated.
The Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (AHCW) is open to the public every Wednesday
through Sunday without any admission charge.
Best of all -Admission is FREE! (But donations are gladly accepted and appreciated to help the AHCW continue its missions of education, youth STEM and other programs!)