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August 2011 Newsletter

Hood River Fly-In: September 9-10   

WAAAM - Camping under the wing 
What is a Fly-In anyway? 


Wikipedia defines this as a "pre arranged gathering of aircraft, pilots and passengers for recreational and social purposes".  We think we can sum it up as PLANE FUN!


During the 2010 Annual Hood River Fly-In,  187 planes packed the fields around the WAAAM Museum to bring General Aviation to the forefront of attention in the Gorge.


This year on September 9th, 10th & 11th  we expect 200 planes!

Antiques and twins and those with the new composite airframes

are planning to spend the weekend after Labor Day enjoying the air and auto museum, good food, swapping aviation tales and talking with visitors to WAAAM about their planes.



Click this link 2011 Hood River Fly-In Information to learn more.




Can you help? Volunteers for the weekend are needed in all areas: parking airplanes, pilot registration, ice cream and lunch counter, membership table, admissions, set up, tear down, car/visitor parking attendant, security, recycling, information desk .Email Ken@waaamuseum.org




Summer Camp @ WAAAM

 Ready for WAAAM Camp? We are! 



"Summer Flight Camp" for ages 12-16  

August is WAAAM CAMP 


Teens interested in getting an introduction to aviation will enjoy learning from the career professionals who are volunteering at WAAAM.


What are you going to learn? Aerodynamics, and why weight and balance is so important, airframe construction of a dope and fabric plane, requirements for life in the "plane lane" navigation, map reading, visit the flight line at the FBO and more.


There is still time to sign up.

Contact Hood River Community Education

e-mail community.ed@hoodriverk12.or.us

phone 541-386-2055


#Y8084-SS11a August   8 through August 12 (9am- 12pm)
#Y8084-SS11b August 15 through August 19 (9am- 12pm)

   Fee $110



Adults, are you feeling left out? 

Keep watching. " WAAAM CAMP for Adults" is planned for late this fall.

We will keep you posted here in the newsletter!!



Jay Leno holds the record for the oldest car to ever get a speeding ticket.

He was driving his 1912 Stanley Steamer doing 75 mph! Way to go Jay!


See WAAAM's 1918 Stanley Steamer & our oldest car- a 1899 Locomobile.

Both Steamers! Both operating!    

What'cha got now? 

1925 Autocar farm truck
1925 Autocar farm truck
Check out this new stuff when you get to WAAAM 


  • 1925 Autocar Farm Truck on loan from Larry Hull
  • 1954 Chevy Bellaire on loan from Will Carey 2
  • 182 Kawasaki Spectre  Motorcycle - donated in memory of Ronald "Lucky" Bottom by Scott Clark  (yep an '82 is now an oldie! But it seems like just yesterday!)

willy ishizaka



  •  Baby Changing Table: Wall mounted for the restrooms (you know why we need this)
  • IRobot Rumba Robotic Vacuum (really! We have 2 acres... 2 acres of floor to care for. A robot or two or more will help)
  • Sponsor for the Second Saturday monthly event.


Slick: I have what you need  to help out.

Thankyou. WAAAM Supporters are the best!

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What did I miss?


The Jackson's Ride. July 23


Jackson Ride, a supported bike tour in the Columbia River Gorge area that raises money for research into the disease of Osteosarcoma, once again began their ride at WAAAM. Find out what you missed

Find out more About the Ride



Ring Kings.   July 16th


... a good day at WAAAM.

The beautiful green grass was full of participants and visitors in front of the WAAAM museum as every one injoyed a good day ... thinking about cars.


 Second Saturday

August 13
Schedule of Events 

9:00am: Museum Opens 

10:00 - 2:00  Activities ... 

Planes fly, cars and motorcycles drive!

11:00- 1:00 Lunch is served
5:00pm: Museum Closes


Step back in time, relax,  take a stroll, eat and learn.

It is a good day at WAAAM.


The Second Saturday. Every month.  


Issue 8-2011
In This Issue
A Fly-In?
Who is next?
Second Saturdays
I Phone
YouTube & WAAAM

Join Our Mailing List

Make a Plan

Fun at WAAAM

 August 8-12

 WAAAM Camp  

Ages 12-16 

The cost is $110 .Registration is through  Hood River Community Education. 541-386-2055


August 13
Second Saturday
 August 15-19

Ages 12-16 

The cost is $110 .Registration is through  Hood River Community Education. 541-386-2055

August 20

Learn to Drive a  Model T!

by reservation only

Call WAAAM 541-308-1600

 September 9,10,11
-Annual Fly-In

 FLY-IN information

-Second Saturday
September 17

Learn to Drive a  Model T!

by reservation only

Call WAAAM 541-308-1600


October 8

  -Second Saturday
Visitor Quote  
"We are so glad we visited! You really have something special here."

Coming soon...

WAAAM's Own  

iPhone App!


2Morrow Mobile (with the aid of other WAAAM volunteers) is developing an iPhone app for WAAAM.


Look for it this summer. We will keep you posted as to the release date.


Another example of WAAAM volunteers using their unique skills to support WAAAM.



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The Hood River Annual Fly-In 

September 9th, 10th and 11th

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Hood River, OR 97031  



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