The summer has taken us by storm here at WAAAM. We have many exciting things to share with you. It really is time you to visit again. We look forward to seeing you and sharing what is new to us.
Happy 4th of July to you.I hope you will enjoy the day and celebrate this great country full of wonderful people.
On Independence Day, WAAAM will be foremost in the Hood River Parade providing the Tsureta Sisiter City visitors will the ride of their lives in our Antique Automobiles.
Look for these beautiful cars and our wonderful WAAAM Volunteers:
1923 Locomobile (Charlie Chaplin had one)
1928 Dodge Brothers Victory Six
1929 Packard Model 640 Super 8 Phaeton
1930 Model A
See you at 10am on the 4th Give us a shout!
WAAAM will take to the skies with a few antique aircraft as the parade begins too.
All three beautiful antique WACO bi-planes have made it to WAAAM. This impressive gift along with 4 antique sailplanes are part of a Million Dollar Plus donation by Jerry and Sonja Wenger. Along with the aircraft, the Wengers had donated the funding to keep the WACOs flying for the next 10 years! Each airplane will have a 25 hour budget, annual inspection maintenance fund. the flights will be by volunteer pilots.
1929 WACO Taperwing, 1932 WACO UBF, 1935 WACO YPF-6
1939 Slinsby T6 Kite, 1939 Slinsby T13 Petrel, 1951 Dittmar Heini Condor lV and a Rhonbussard.
Here are a few links about the newest collection to wet your whistle:
1928 WACO ATO
1932 WACO UBF
1935 WACO YPF
Vintage Sail Planes
1908 Stanley Steamer Model K Raceabout. This is such a beautiful car. In 1908 the modern car was barely modern. On Loan from Bob Ullrich, who will be demonstrating this auto during the July Second Saturday. You have got to see this one!
A Russell Steam Tractor is calling WAAAM home now! It was built in 1908 and produces 10 horse power. Many times a entire community would pool there money to purchase a steam tractor.
Want to know more about Russells? Click HERE
On Loan from Don Timmons and family. They will be operating the Russell on July 14 here at WAAAM - See a picture in the WAAAM Camp section
The WACOs have been up and about since their arrival in Hood River. Volunteer Ben Davidson has flown the ATO to the Olympia Airshow and the UBF to the Richland, WA Fly-In. " These aircraft draw in a lot of attention and it is fun to share the story of the plane and the museum. With this gift from the Wengers we will be able to attend a few more Fly-Ins" say Davidson
more great photos https://www.facebook.com/PHOTOGRAPHYbyNICHOLAS.WAAAM
A Fresh Annul Inspection has begun on our 1938 Piper J3P as a few WAAAM volunteer get ready to fly this rare bird on Second Saturday.in July. This is the 75th anniversary of the popular J3 model aircraft but our has a 3 cylinder Lenape Papoose powered radial engine! It is one of only two left flying in the world.
Ben Davidson and Bill Avolio have volunteered to get the J3P ready, Ben will be involved in getting the plane to Oshkosh, WI for the huge EAA Air Venture Fly-In where WAAAM will be center stage for the "Vintage In Review" program scheduled for 11:00 am Tuesday July 23rd.
Second Saturdays continue to be a great success.
July 14th is a Second Saturday full of action.
Thank you to all who believe in the spirit of WAAAM and for your donations and support.
Clear skies to you all,