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June 2009 - Museum Newsletter
WAAAM - Jenny over the gorge
Fly-Over with a Willys Escort
Memorial Day Honor
The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum had the honor of supporting the memory of those who have served and fallen this Memorial Day.
WAAAM's envoy with a '45 Willys MB Jeep and a flight of "L Birds supported the services at the Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River, OR 
While the volunteers in the Willys accompanied the honor guard through the gates, the four volunteer pilots flew the Liaison aircraft of WWII over laying of the wreath ceremony and over the Columbia Gorge area.

After the fly over the Museum served refreshments to all visitors.
Our many thanks to the service members, of all branches, past, present and future. We, the American people, know and understand the gift of your service.
 Memoral Day Fly Over
L-Bird pilots: Bill Veatch, Scott Gifford, Kris Parks and Jeremy Young. 
WAAAM Jenny and Mt Hood
Don Briggs drove the 45 Willies MB with Brian Brandt as the passenger. 
See more about the War Displays:click here WAAAM
 Volunteers Are Busy, Busy, Busy 
With their spare time, these volunteers are taking on some big projects around the museum.
*Ed Howard had taken on the  huge job  in stripping the body of  the Korean War era M37 Dodge Weapons carrier After 5 layers of paint removal and a new layer of prime this big machine is about ready for paint.
* Ken Olsson is & Joan Benedict are making new placards for the displays.
*Andy Anderson has gotten the '29 &'47 Studebaker  autos running again.
* Brian Brandt & Ed Howard pulled the 100 amp service wire for the event center.
*Jean Anderson, Katy Miller & Bev Dallas have been getting the word out about the Museum by notifying the papers, radio, TV and cable stations, magazines and contacting groups.
* Roy Pettit is developing an informational video about WAAAM.
* Dave Elkins has started a Corporate Sponsorship Program.
**** Needed '36 Plymouth transmission, (click here if you can help.       I have a Transmission) for the 36 Plymouth on display.
Sure could use your help!  Come on down and join the fun!
Volunteer now.
Ambulance Update   
 1918 Ambulance Project      
Andy Anderson and Gene Wright
(pictured volunteers)
report on the progress
of the 1918 Army Ambulance project
taking place on the museum floor.
The chassis is complete (minus the motor) and is sitting in the Museum at the Southeast corner of Bldg.M1.  
I went to the Portland swap meet the first weekend of April and found the cowl (which is outside part that the windshield is mounted to).  Then it was off to a swap meet in Bakersfield, California where we bought 2 used tires, 2 new tubes and flaps, 2 carbide cowl lamps and a couple of other minor but much needed parts.
Parts needed:
Steering column (Gene is working on this)
2 front tires, tubes and flaps  30x3
Good engine - we have one but needs complete overhaul.
Next thing should be to have Tom paint the chassis before we get to much more on it.  Olive Drab ......
If you would like to help on this project: time, parts cash...
give us a call. 
A Kind Gesture
This last year Ben Davidson had been serving in Iraq with the Army. While he was gone, one man I spoke with in the grocery store gave me this clipping....... It says it all.- Donna
Remember it is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, and
whose coffin is draped by this,
who allows us protester to burn the flag
Remember the Soldiers around you, Always. They are truly great Americans.
*WAAAM welcomes all active duty Soldiers to visit at no charge*
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We need Volunteers for the Annual Hood River Fly-In.
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Sept. 11-12-13  
Get a  crew shirt, lunch, admission,  
a return admission and feel great about helping WAAAM.
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Happenings at WAAAM
6/22/09 -6/25/09
7/20/09- 7/23/09
4th of July Extravaganza
9AM - 5PM
2009 Ring Kings Custom Car Show
7AM -3PM.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Tickets & Info 
9AM -5PM
United Way
9/16 or 9/17 TBA
Red Cross Blood Drive

June and July 09 

Explore the world of flight and experience the world of airplanes and aerodynamics.  Learn from numerous instructors and have hands-on activities on real antique airplanes.   Examine aircraft engines and get a general working knowledge of the power plants that make them fly.  Build a model glider by learning how to shape the airfoil, balance and make adjustments to create the perfect flyer.  Students will also work with radio controlled aircraft and take the controls. 
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Trade Shows
Auto Tours
Military Units
Senior Centers
Fly-in groups 
We have small and large meeting areas.
 up to 15,000 sq ft.
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum 
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, OR 97031