We have so much happening around the museum, you really must stop by again soon to see what is new and changing.
WAAAM is excited to announce that we have a new member of the board, Jerry Wenger of Powell WY.
"Jerry has extensive experience in business, aviation and corporate governance. He will be a wonderful asset to WAAAM as a board member."
Pictured with the Moswey III sail-plane now on display are WAAAM Board of Directors.
From the left: Will Carey, Warren Bean, Don Mayo, Bill Bremmeyer, Bryan Reid, Terry Brandt, John Benton, Jerry Wenger
Three beautiful antique WACO Bi-planes have been donated! The 1932 UBF and the 1935 YPF (with over 9000 hours into the
restoration) arrived at WAAAM over the Memorial Day weekend and the third, a ATO will be in on June's Second Saturday baring weather and volunteer pilot timing. I know this is not much information, however we will be gathering the story tidbits for you and fill you in the July newsletter.
The Paul Mantz Curtiss Pusher restoration project is on its way to the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, WA where it will be on display for the summer months. This craft flew off the Embassy Suites Hotel Roof in downtown Portland in 1996 piloted by our very own daredevil (Director of Aircraft Restoration) Tom Murphy. We are helping to celebrate 100 years of Rose Festival traditions.
The Skeets Family has put on loan a 1942 SNJ5. What is that you ask? Stop by to see this built for the Military Trainer/Reno Air Race Champion.
The aircraft of WAAAM have flown throughout the Gorge quite often this May and have received many notes, call and comments of thanks as they preformed a number of Fly-Bys all for different reasons.
We helped open the new addition of the Maryhill Museum with a flight of five, and the L Birds flew twice for the coming home procession and internment ceremony for WWII Paratrooper PFC Kights whose remains were laid to their final rest in hometown of White salmon, WA after being listed as MIA for 67 years. The procession down the Gorge on that Friday was very emotional for volunteer and serving Army pilot Ben Davidson who is back from a deployment to Afghanistan. "Hundreds of bikes and flags flew for this man and I was proud to do my part in honoring a fellow soldier. Emotional... very emotional" said Davidson. A visitor to WAAAM told one museum volunteer, "The Missing Man formation was very touching and there was not a person there who was not moved by what they saw, bringing home the reason they were at the service". Our final flight of the month was in honor of Memorial Day as three Vintage WWII L-Birds flew over the hundreds that gathered at the Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River. Many thanks to our volunteer pilots Jeremy Young, Lee Borchers, Bill Avolio, Scott Gifford, Terry Brandt, Addison Pemberton, Dick Pengrey, Brian Brandt, Ben Davidson and the crew that helps them launch.
Model T Ambulance and the Model A: Projects moving ahead.
Second Saturdays continue to be a great success.
June 9th 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,
Radio controlled Demonstrations &
the high-tech world of Unmanned Aircraft
Always happening on Second Saturday...
* Visitors touring the museum
* Visitors getting rides in antique automobiles
* Visiting airplanes coming and going
* WAAAM airplanes rolled out, started up & flown-
* Lunch being served.
Extra in June...
* Columbia Gorge Aeromodelers - CGA- Radio Controll demo flights and static display models
* Indoor RC flying
* Local aviation "remote control" business CloudCap
www.cloudcaptech.com Cloud Cap Technology (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Goodrich CORP.) is a technology company that provides highly integrated Autopilots, Payloads and Sensors for the unmanned systems market. Our main efforts focus on supporting developers manned and unmanned aerial vehicles by providing powerful integrated solutions that dramatically reduce the time required to implement an aircraft system. The CCT Team is composed of a group of highly motivated engineers, specialists and technicians with over 100 years of combined experience in the field. Our facility is located in Hood River, Oregon. We are committed to our employees, committed to our community, and committed to a sustainable business in the Columbia River Gorge
High Tech Stuff! you have got to see this.
Your kids will thrilled...YOU will be amaised.
* CGA sponsored rubber band airplane contest
* Radio Controlled cars
* Hood River Hobbies booth. www.HoodRiverHobbies.com
*What is 100 years old? You have to see it to believe it.
Birthday cake at 2pm! Come Celebrate.
*Two local service organizations, Hood River Adopt A Dog and Meals on Wheels, will have information booths at this event to tell about the services they provide. Please help by giving what make you feel great.
You won't want to miss this Second Saturday of June!
Museum is open 9-5
Second Saturday Special Event 10-2
Lunch is served from 11-1:30
Exciting things are happening on the Car Restoration home front.
Our Model T Ambulance is really taking shape. Andy Anderson has stepped up the efforts to keep this project on the front burner. The final assembly of the chassis is happening now right! Stop by to watch the progress.
Tuesdays are full of action on this and the newly donated little Model A Coupe. Steve Tolson has jumped right in and is learning the ropes of restoration under the guidance of Andy Anderson and Gene Wright (all volunteers) Tolson, from Gresham,OR is concentrating on the Model A and is enjoying getting a bit of grease under his fingernails. Steve says "I am having a blast, learning lots and love being involved here"
Would you like to help?
Tuesday mornings. Give a call to WAAAM. # 541-308-1600
The WAAAM Traffic Jam
1st Annual Car Show and Cruise-In
You are invite and please help spread the word!
Here is the Scoop on the
Oct 12 & 13, 2012
Show Your Car Registration $25
Includes: 2-2 day admissions
WAAAM Air & Auto Museum
Friday Evening Cruise the Town, Drive-in Movie
Saturday Car Show , Music
Awards, food, demos, friends, and fun
Early Registration helps us plan so we will make it worth your while if you pony up your registration fee ahead of time.
Your car must be 30 years old to display.
We have room for "Hundreds and Hundreds of Cars" so don't miss this
last of the season car event.
for info, volunteer opportunities and early registration
or call Glenn 509-308-1161
Paul Antunes Volunteer has done it again!
Another great poster for a sure to be knockout event in October.
Bring your car club. Come with a friend.
Mark your calendar.
It is going to be a blast!
Education at the Museum
Two youth WAAAM Camp sessions are planned this year.
The four day class sessions are :
WAAAM Aviation Camp (8 - 12 years old)
WAAAM Summer Flight Camp (13-16 years old)
Cost is $110 per student
Sign ups are through the Hood River Community Education Program at this link WAAAM CAMP INFO or
Call Hood River Community Education
Class times 9a-12p
Model T Driving School is scheduled once again!
Three days are on the calendar this year and each one day class will be filled with history, mechanics and driving.
Class Dates are June 30th, July 28th, and August 25th
The class vehicles are a
1923 and a 1925 Ford Model T,
popularly referred to as 'Tin Lizzys'
Class size is limited to 10. Students of previous classes are welcomed to attend as a 'redo' at a discounted tuition rate.
Class Fees : $150 General
$ 75 Active Volunteer
"Take it Again" Class Fees
$ 50 General
$ 25 Members
$ 20 Active Volunteer
Classes are 9am till 3pm or maybe a bit longer.
Lunch is included.
1600 Air Museum Rd, just off Tucker Rd. Hood River, OR.
Email Donna@WAAAMuseum.org for early registration.
Mark your calendar. This makes a great birthday present, anniversary gift or Father's Day gift.
News, Pictures and your Interesting Stories
Contact Donna Davidson when you have a great picture to share or a story about what you have seen at WAAAM.
We love visitor comments!
E mail donna@WAAAMuseum.org
* Radio Controlled
Planes & Cars
* See the Hi-Tech
world of Unmanned Aircraft w/ Cloud Cap Technologies & Insitu.
* Happy Birthday to 100 yr old beauties
June 25- 28
Aviation camp for kids
Model T Driving School
Hit and miss engines, Women in Aviation
and Happy Birthday to Amelia Earhart
Antique Auto Tour
Through the Twin Tunnels
Model T Driving School 9am-3pm
Motorcycles... A rally.
We are going to ride
the old Indian
Aviation camp for teens
Model T Driving School
September 8th & 9th
Second Saturday.. and Sunday too!
Annual Hood River Fly-In
October 12th & 13th
Second Saturday: WAAAM Traffic Jam-
The Car Show
Dare Devil Tom Murphy Speaks of
Flight off Hotel,
Restoring the Jenny
and the Model 70
2012 Fly-In Poster
Designed by Hood River graphic artist and WAAAM Volunteer
From the 6th graders of Irrigon School District:
The film of Tom Murphy was fasntastic, made me wish I could fly!
Wonderful! I like the Beech 18
This museum is awesome
I love this museum
I like the Harleys
This place is cool
Drip Pans ;-)
WAAAM TRAFFIC JAM
Event coordinator Glenn Whitcolm in need of helpers for this event.
Please contact him at
Our Replica Wright Brothers wind tunnel is in need of a sheet metal shroud to finish it up. Please help by contacting
We are in need of both rear fenders and four wood wheels for a Model T.
1919-1925 years are the same parts and will work perfectly for our exhibition
E-mail or call
Donna or Andy
We are working to improve the Veterans Display This is a display of Campaign & Service banners hanging on the south wall above the Military Collection. At this time, we are missing a few items and are seeking donations of the follow items:
1. 3x5 Coast Guard flag
Thanks to Doug Davee for a cash donation to pur-chase this flag!
2. 3x5 Navy flag
Thanks to Joan Benedict for donating this flag!
3. 3x5 Merchant Marine flag
4. 3x5 WWII Campaign flag
Joan Benedict needs data entry help.
Call her cell: 541-399-3323
Keep History Alive Using Your iPhone!
The iPhone app is FREE so please download it today!
Want to be involved in the APP updates? We could use your help! Email: Donna@WAAAMuseum.org
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