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February 2014 Newsletter
Fabulous February 
Second Saturday at it's Best

WAAAM Presents :

"M3 Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting" and "Making Stuff" 



Volunteers Doug and Leslie prepare for the Making Stuff classes that will be offered at WAAAM during our February and March Second Saturdays



WAAAM has been selected as an official 

MAKING STUFF outreach site!    


NOVA is collaborating with 75 sites nationally to provide the material and media to "make stuff" colder, wilder, safer and faster through a series of projects that include hands-on activities and design challenges based on the four themes from MAKING STUFF.

As an outreach site, the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum will offer the MAKING STUFF programming in our upcoming February 8 and March 8 "Second Saturday" events at the museum.


Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of WAAAM's new expansion on February 8 at 1:00pm. In addition, WAAAM will host activities that correspond with the first two episodes of MAKING STUFF - MAKING STUFF Wilder and MAKING STUFF Colder. These activities are included with paid museum admission and will occur at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Bring your kids or those that are young at heart and join WAAAM Museum Volunteer Doug Davee in "making stuff."


NOVA's groundbreaking series MAKING STUFF, hosted by technology expert David Pogue, focuses on the personal qualities that underlie the process of invention - the visionary talent, sheer luck and dogged determination that turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material. Now in its 40th season, NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. NOVA airs Wednesdays at 9:00pm on most PBS stations. 



A great way to spend a Saturday!  

 9-5            WAAAM is open


10-2           A Museum in Action - watch and learn. 

                 Stop by and see what we get flying and driving.

11              First in the NOVA Series! 

                 Making Stuff... Safer
                 Learn something cool here. 

11-1:00       Lunch is Served 


1:00            M3 Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony .                            Please join us on this exciting day.
                  Cake and Coffee to follow


1:30               Second in the NOVA Series!

                  Making Stuff.... Wilder!

                  Interesting stuff for all ages.


3                    Traffic Jam Car Show Planning Meeting

5               Museum closes - See you again soon!


As each "Second Saturday" comes around we are excited to share our transportation history with you. 
Come out and see what takes flight and what takes a spin around the yard!


**March 8th **
  Second Saturday : WWII Pilot and Author David Childs shares his experience of bailing out of his flaming P47, being a Prisoner of War and life.
NOVA's Making Stuff... Continues 
One More for the Road -
1948 DeSoto
This is a must see... 1948 DeSoto with only 38K miles! That pretty much averaged just under 600 miles a year. Not a daily driver. 
Many thanks to Roscoe Nelson who made the newest of the WAAAM Automobiles possible. This is the second car Mr Nelson donated. The other one? 1913 REO ,The Fifth.
 Learn a bit more: Read about DeSoto  A car of the Chrysler linage. 
 These are wonderful gifts to the museum that keep on giving.... to all of us.
We love the stories of these operating treasures. 
Keep them coming our way.
The Steam Team!
Get involved with our Steam Team!
Jack Sheppard (left)  Donn Alexander and Joe Brenieser (right)  just some of WAAAMs dedicated volunteers restoring the Steam Tractor. Jack holds a tool he made to get one specific job accomplished!
Yes we have room for more volunteer help.  
Requirements? You don't mind getting dirty, you hold a museum membership, and you have a little time.  Give us a call join in the fun. This is a once in a life time opportunity. (How often does one get to restore a steam tractor?)
They come in Threes--
Planes new to WAAAM     

1975 Grumman American AA-5 donated to WAAAM
by Evelyn and John Lorence. Thanks to Volunteer Lee Borchers and our friends from the Independence Airpark for flying this pretty here and taking the pilot back home.

Piper Cherokee 160 donated to WAAAM by
Dick and Joan Johnson. The Cherokee is a great aircraft. You will see them flying daily at your local airport. The Johnson's flew their plane here and  Volunteer Mark Stanfield flew them back home.

1939 Porterfield CP-50
The Skinny Bird as you can see! Only 22.5" wide in the cockpit! 
On loan from Ben Rushford. Flown to WAAAM by Bob Stark of Twin Oaks Airpark. Bob also had a friend fly up in his Cessna 185 to take him back home. A Porterfield Website Link

It takes a lot of people and much effort to move planes and cars around. Thank you for helping.
NW Aviation Conference
Look for WAAAM at the Air Fair in Puyallap, WA
Stop by the museum booth for a admission discount and to see some cool stuff.
Click for info   AIR FAIR FEB, 22 & 23

 The Washington Aviation Association :  31st Annual Northwest 
Aviation Conference & Trade Show  FEB 22-23


Pilots, aviation enthusiasts and aircraft owners are invited for presentations, exhibits and networking opportunities!



 "It Flies Just Like a Swallow." 


Starting on Saturday January 11th, museum volunteers Dale Young, Doug Davee,  Bob Madsen, Mark Johnson, an I started working on WAAAMs next bi plane restoration project, a 1928 OX5 powered Swallow that was donated last year by Dick Pingrey? 


As of February 1st the wings were covered,stitched, and taped, and the new control cables had been spliced by Mark Baxter aka Bucky the cable guy.  As can be seen in the pictures the fuselage and tail was finished when it was donated so this project will entail  covering, painting, and installing the wings, overhauling and installing the engine and engine cowl, and rigging.
Stay tuned for progress on this unique piece on history.
              Swallow = Laird, Beech, Cessna, and Stearman 


See you at the Museum,


Jakonah Matson Bell
WAAAM Traffic Jam 
Planning Meeting  
Saturday Feb 8th, 3 pm at WAAAM
(Feb. Second Saturday)
Bring your enthusiasm, ideas, knowledge and willingness to get involved with this annual car show.

6 months til SHOW TIME!

 Call or  e-mail Donna  541-308-1600 donna@waaamuseum.org

 if you would like more info or just show up for the meeting.


See you soon-
Looking towards 2Morrow
A gift for you, Our WAAAM Supporters.
2Morrow, Inc had donated a smartphone app aimed at keeping you going and going and going...at no cost to you!
2Morrow, Inc. provides mobile behavior change tools to both the public and organizations looking to empower change among employees or customers.  
1) Download "My Pocket Coach" from your app store
2) Open the app. Enter the Coach Code: WAAAM and your email 
3) Start Tracking. 
Issue 2, 2014

Feb 8th
Second Saturday
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for M3
NOVA Making Stuff. 
Traffic Jam  Planning Meeting.

Feb 14
Happy Valentines Day!
Bring your honey for a sweet day at the museum! What a great gift.

March 8th
Second Saturday
Author David Childs shares his story of WWII

April 12 
Second Saturday
Show off your Chevy
May 10
Second Saturday
Military- Mash and The Korean War
May 17 & 18  
Pear & Wine Fest
a Rotary Club event  
June 14
Second Saturday
Gliders - 
The World of Silent Flight 
June 21
Model T Driving School
July 11 
Friday Night Cruise
-a part of the  
WAAAM Traffic Jam

July 12
Second Saturday
The WAAAM Traffic Jam -
a Car Show 
July 12
Twin Tunnels Tour
Old cars and the Historic Hwy 30

July 12 & 13
Swap Meet
July 19
Model T Driving School
August 9
Second Saturday 
Motorcycles -
Life on Two Wheels
August 16
Model T Driving School


September  5
Pilot Night -
 part of the Hood River Fly-in


September  6 & 7
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Hundreds of planes 
come & go


September 13
Second Saturday 
Steam Cars, Tractors along with Hit & Miss Engines
September 13 
 International Model A Day
October 11
Second Saturday The Teens: Cars & Planes.  
( Dress the part! Wear your Clothes & Costumes that represent the 19Teens)


November  8
Second Saturday
Honoring the Uniform-
Military, Fire, Police, Volunteer etc.
Join us and wear yours


December 13
Second Saturday 
Vintage Bicycles 



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