Founded in 1993, the annual NWOC event brings together warbird owners, operators, and museum directors to address particular events facing warbird owners and to discuss common goals related to the ever-changing economics, operations and regulations pertaining to flying ex-military aircraft.
NWOC focuses on the exchange of ideas and information concerning the safe operation and restoration of warbird aircraft. This unique educational conference offers programs to enhance pilot skill and knowledge, expand aircraft maintenance technician and restorer knowledge, develop awareness of medical and insurance facts, and address aircraft-specific topics to ensure continued flight for these unique historic aircraft. As one participant remarked, ” … we are not owners of these treasures, but rather caretakers who ensure that future generations can better understand history.” That statement emphasizes the importance of the educational goals of NWOC.
‘This conference represents my own ‘mental reset’ prior to every air show season. I get important perspectives on safety, maintenance, insurance and policy. It almost could be mandated as a safety stand down for all air show warbird operators.’
‘This was my first time at NWOC, and the long trip from Norway was well worth it. As a warbird pilot and engineer, I gained important knowledge and made many new friends. I’ll be back next year. “