Up, up, and Away—the Dacy Airshows Crew Is Taking the Fair to New Heights
FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION TO THE FAIRLocated on the North End of the Fairgrounds near the Main Stage
Wednesday, July 19 | 7:50-8:30 pma Waterstone Bank event and in partnership with the Waukesha County Airport
Dacy Airshows is treating the Fair to a night of high-flying fun on Wednesday, July 19. Watch as professional pilots take to the sky during sunset and show off their aerial aviation skills. The one-time event will kick off with a Pilot Meet & Greet from 4-5 pm in the Children’s Tent with Susan Dacy and Mike Vaknin before they show off their award-winning tricks. Enjoy a history lesson about aviation and Crites Field, as well as an exhilarating play-by-play describing each pilot’s stunts from Phil Dacy. Mark your calendars now—you won’t want to miss this special performance.
Get to Know the Pilots
Susan Dacy is one of only a few females performing airshows in a biplane. She flies “Big Red,” a 450 horsepower WWII trainer plane and performs ground-level, hard-charging aerobatics. She’s known for moves such as barrel rolls, slow rolls, hammered turns, loops, and more.
Mike Vaknin brings precision, speed, and head-spinning gyroscopic maneuvers to the air in the Extra 300L—a tandem-seated monoplane. He flies twice a day, five days a week during contest and airshow seasons to stay safe and proficient