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Feburary 2009 - Museum Newsletter
Jenny & Model T Ford_ photo by RHallman
Coming Events:
President's Day Celebration
Date:       February 16  -  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:  WAAAM  - Hood River OR
*Presidents Day Celebration - Come join WAAAM as we celebrate our Nation's Presidents. We will be flying our WWII "L-Birds" as well as enjoying the company and stories told by some of our local veterans.

*Help us dedicate Wally Olson's Antique Hanger Doors (from Evergreen Flying Service, Vancouver WA) on display in the new event center of M-2. Dedication at Noon

* See the: 1929 Taperwing Waco donated by Mike & Linda Strong
              : 1937 Rearwin 9000 Stortster donated by John & Evelyn Lorence

*We will be operating some Jeeps, and other vehicles too. Come talk to the car guys!

(Flight operation will depend on the weather.)
Open to the public: Only $ 8.00 / adult
WAAAM Members are free

Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show  
Date:       February 21 & 22 
Location:  Puyallup WA
               Showplex Exhibition & Conference Center, Blue Gate,  
               Western WA Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA
Visit the WAAAM booth at the NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show
The event is organized by theWashington Aviation Association to promote general aviation in the Northwest.
              Open to public:  Only $5.00
              SATURDAY 9-5:30 /SUNDAY 10 - 4 PM
Fly to WAAAM 
Yep, you  can F.Y.O.P (Fly Your Own Plane) directly to the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. No car needed upon your arrival. Park on the north ramp for a short walk to WAAAM.
View more than 50 flyable antique aircraft (circa 1917 to 1954) and over 80 antique and classic vehicles all housed in more than 90,000 sq. ft. of hanger space. This is a really impressive collection and makes a wonderful day trip.
Hood River (4S2)
FBO : Classic Wings Aero Services 
(24 hr. fuel sales, lessons, mechanical, dope & fabric )
e-mail  scott@nostalgaire.com
phone  # 541-386-1133
Manager: Johnny Young
Help in advertising, merchandising, gift shop, event sales, tour guide, newsletter editor and more.
WAAAM is a non-profit museum that could not exist if not for the dedication and commitment of people just like you who care about preserving these fascinating pieces of history. If you would like to be more involved with WAAAM, email us at info@WAAAMuseum.org

Some Current Needs:
  • Drip pans     
  • Cleaning supplies, dust mops, push brooms
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, printer paper...
  • Lumber: plywood, 2X4s, 2X6s
  • Paint: White and Stain: Brown
  • Riding lawn mower, landscape materials, irrigation system
  • Aircraft, autos & antique books
  • Volunteers
  • Mannequins and 1900-1950 clothing
80 Vehicles and Growing
We have quite a collection of autos and it is growing with the support  of our members.

Andy Anderson, one of our volunteers, is cleaning up a '29 Studebaker and '47 Commander Regal Starlight Studebakers that were donated by John & Evelyn Lorence of Independence, OR.  These two automobiles are on display in M-2.
 * The '47 is the first year the question was asked "which is the front, which is the back."

Stop in often and take a look at these beautifully restored cars, trucks,
  motorcycles, aircraft and even a steam tractor. 
One of the benefits of membership is an opportunity to display your unique antique or classic vehicle at WAAAM.

Cars and Jeeps will be operating for Presidents Day. FEB 16th
Mark Your calendar!
Wear Your Support  
Quality Landway Matrix Jacket
on Sale in the WAAAM Gift Shop.
Regular $ 45.00  Sale  $30                        Landway Matrix Jacket                            
Members receive an additional 10% off!
Dark Khaki Green
w/brown fleece collar
and WAAAM logo
Order by Phone!
(shipping additional)

* While supplies last 
Issue: 2
In This Issue
Fly to WAAAM
80 Vehicles & Growing
eBay for Museums
Your Best Event Ever
Restoration Report

We just put floats under a 1955 Supercub and  it is now on display in the M-1 building. Volunteer Katie Miller is sewing seat cushions for the J-2 and E-2 cubs. Boy are they looking nice

Yep I am still plugging away on the TG-6 glider with Volunteers Jamie Richardson,Bob Wiley and Bob Spielman who have been great help. We now have the frame sandblasted and painted. It will be on display at the NW Aviation Conference.
I am looking for another volunteer to help in the restoration hanger. If you have a few hours each week to spare, I would be interested in talking with you.

All current or new members may contact us if you would like to help.

Tom Murphy
Director of Restorations
eBay for Museums?

Your regular online purchases can now benefit WAAAM. 

Simply sign up at ShopForMuseums.com
choose "Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum" and then shop at eBay, Amazon, Office Max, Cabela's and Much More!

Your purchases benefit WAAAM at no extra cost to you
Sign up today... and pass the word.
Featured Article
Make it Your Best   Event Ever

Hood River's Newest Event Center is at WAAAM.

15,000 sq. ft. and 130 old airplanes and autos will help make your next event unforgettable!

The NEW WAAAM event Center is now available for your special event. 
Contact WAAAM to discuss your best event ever.

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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum 
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, OR 97031