Thank you and congratulations Katy and JR-
Love is in the Air (plane).
Introducing our first "Love at First Flight" couple
& JR Kline.
Katy and JR met while volunteering where they share a passion... right here at the WAAAM museum!
JR had arranged with the museum to take pictures of Katy in the 1917 Jenny (a big surprise to Katy).
While taking the pictures, Katy discovers a plackard taped to the control panel that simply said:
KATY, WILL YOU BE MY WIFE?
She said yes. They will be married this September at
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
He is a pilot with many ratings and She is a student
(with her new instructor).
You can find Katy running the front desk, sewing for the restoration projects and keeping the volunteer potluck organized. JR organized the crane for moving the antique Airways Beacon last month and has been building the showers for the fly-in.
You make WAAAM wonderful!
Awards for Our Museum
Volunteer Pilot Lee Borchers of Independence, OR flew WAAAM's 1938 Taylor-Young BC 65 to the Pearson Airport in the Portland area for the NW Antique Airplane Clubs 50th Anniversary and was honored with the " Best Taylorcraft Award.
The Madras Airshow was attended by five of WAAAM's airplanes and the Korean War M38-106 mm Recoilless Rifle.
Jeep. Our 1931 WACO RNF was awarded the " Best Antique" honors, the military L- Birds were appredciated as always but the Military Jeep with the big gun stole the show!
Jeep Volunteer was Brian Brandt. Pilot Volunteers were Lee Borchers, Kris Parks, Bill Veach, Doug Holsman and Jeremy Young.
Lee and wife Loraine (Borchers) also took the 1931 Fleet to the Independence Bi Plane Fly-In
As a volunteer at these events, the crew hands out Museum information, and promotes your great collection
|WAAAM's got Pictures
So much is happening at the museum.
Visits from car and airplane clubs.
Participation in Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Aircrafts win awards
Restoration Hanger Report
The TG 6 glider is finished and on display! What a treasure this glider is, with a rich WWII history for training pilots who would be involved in the Normandy Invasion, flying the huge WACO Gliders on a their oneway flight.
The fact that these airframes were converted from a power plane configuration to a glider trainer by replacing the engine and sticking a seat and controls in its place is just plain fasinating.
Look closely and you will see a Taylor L-2 but with the landing gear shortened and a an additonal seat so two trainees sit out in the nose making this a three place glider.
Can you imagine the ride? Watch for the flight. We will post it on YouTube so you won't miss a thing.