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May 2014 Newsletter
 Second Saturday - Military Might
Photography by Nicholas, Hood River, OR Copyright


The Plan:
Wake up the kids, give gram and gramps a call and take every one to the museum for the day.  


9                 Museum opens 

10-2           "Historic Military Might" Museum Action:
                    Things will  be flying and driving! Join us.

11:30          Author and Speaker Dr. Angel Pilato
11-1:00       Lunch is Served - Hot off the Grill
                   We made the move to H3 where the action is!


1:00            "Steam Tractor in the Shop...                       
                    Count down to the 4th of July Parade"
                   " Restoration Shop Tour"-- see the good stuff
1:30            Author and Speaker Dr. Angel Pilato

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!
**June 14th **
  Second Saturday : Gliders, the wonders of silent flight.

Please Join us in Welcoming Angel




Dr. Angel Pilato at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum



"How Being Part of History Turned into a Memoir"


Angel Pilato, a retired Air Force Lt. Col., discusses the events of the sixties and how they affected her decision to join the Air Force at the height of the Vietnam conflict. She was the first woman officer to manage an officers' club and the first to be assigned to run one on a fighter base in Southeast Asia during the war. 

Her recently completed memoir Angel's Truck Stop, A Woman's Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War recounts her experiences while stationed at Udorn Air Base in Thailand from 1971 to 1972. There, testosterone-fueled fighter pilots take off on sorties over dangerous targets in North Vietnam-some came back, many do not. Captain Pilato, a starry-eyed idealist, enters into this fog of war to manage the officers' club. The fighter pilots christen the club "Angel's Truck Stop", which becomes the backdrop for the conflicts, challenges, and choices she encounters. It reveals a woman's struggle to fit into a man's world. As the realities of war erode her ideals, the plans she imagined for her future evaporate.


Early reviews for Angel's book:


 Angel's Truck Stop is an eye-opening account of an era many Americans did not or do not understand, and that many choose to forget. Angel pulls no punches. Her stories make you laugh and cry, and you are left with a somber appreciation of what is asked of our servicemen and women.

-Barb Randall of Lake Oswego Review, West Linn Tidings


Angel is a very talented storyteller. Those of us at Udorn spent 90% of our time on the flight line, flying, or at "Angel's Truck Stop." It was a great "Stop" because Angel had a Fighter Pilot's attitude and knew what made us tick. Thanks again from all of us for the memories.

-Joe Kittinger, Colonel, USAF, (ret)


There will be a question and answer period after Dr. Pilato's talk. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at $24.95. They can also be purchased via her website www.angels-truckstop.com or at www.amazon.com. E-books also available on Kindle and the iPod.


Out for a drive & joining us for Second Saturday.....
Jaguars, Rolls Royce and Bentleys of course.
See the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon and the Rolls Royce/Bentley Owners Club cars on display at WAAAM this Saturday.
Beautiful. Just Beautiful.
4th Annual Wine & Pear Fest
Hood River Rotary host Wine and Pear Fest
Annual Fundraiser at WAAAM
Join all of us in a great couple of days.
Wine, Pears, Art, Music and Museum
 May 17-18

This two day event will feature the many award-winning wineries and vineyards in  the Columbia Gorge AVA, including two days of  wine tasting, artists from around the Pacific Northwest, fruit pairings from the Pear Bureau Northwest, food from the best restaurants in the region, and area musicians. The event will be held at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. More info http://www.wineandpearfest.com/ 


Proceeds from the event will benefit Hood River

Rotary's Scholarship program for local

graduating high school students.

WAAAM is proud to be a sponsor of this event.


Greatest Gift Ever!

Model T Driving School

Limited class space

Call 541-308-1600 for info or

click here Model T School



Treat your kids or grandkids to a few days of learning and fun! 
Sign them up for  
WAAAM Camp - Intro to aviation  
2014 Traffic Jam ...1st to Register!
April 2014

Congratulations to Tom Brown and his original 1961 Ford for being the first vehicle to register for the Traffic Jam! If you have a car that is over 30 years old and want to join us for this great event print out your form and send it in today -
WAAAM Traffic Jam & Swap Meet 
         Planning Meeting       

Saturday May 10th,
3 pm at WAAAM
 (Second Saturday)
Hey All,
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the May 10th Traffic Jam meeting (Larry is on vacation which is why you're receiving this note from me).

As usual it will be held at 3:00pm at WAAAM. We're approaching the two month crunch time mark so it would be wonderful if you could all come.


                                                ---Stephanie and the WAAAM Team
Lots of planning goes into a fundraiser like this. We are making plans and finalizing the schedule of events for our Annual Car Show and Swap Meet.

2 month countdown to SHOW TIME!  

Get your car ready to shine! 


Call or e-mail Larry or Stephanie 541-308-1600  




 Volunteers needed for the day! Email us to get scheduled for FUN.


Car Show /Swat Meet Info and Registration Click Here  

Download this flyer from the website and pass it around to others who would enjoy the show.

Congrats  2Morrow!
This company is the developer and donor of our iPhone WAAAM App & the My Pocket Coach for WAAAM.  We have heard the news and want to give our support.
They are in the news again helping people be healthier.
Listen here for their GeekWire Interwiew                 
Learn more:www.2morrowInc.com 
You shop on line, well you can help WAAAM
A company we trust gives to  
a museum we love! 
               Click here : Amazon gives when you shop

We all shop a bit online and know and trust Amazon to deliver the goods at a price we like. The cool thing is the price is the same as you would get through the regular Amazon site BUT if you do AmazonSmile they donate to us! Use the link above and use your regular login and password and shop!

Spread the word to all you know! Anyone can use this link or search Western Antique Aeroplane and help WAAAM keep the engines running strong. 
Calling the best volunteers in the WORLD.
Dusting Party. May 13th  4-6pm
Pizza feed to follow
(after you have worked your fingers to the bone.)
You are the best!
Issue 5, 2014

"Coolest place I have ever been! So glad we stopped in."

May 10
Second Saturday
Military- Military Might.
May 13
Museum Dusting  Party
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 

June 23 - 26

Intro to Aviation for Kids
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  
Swap Meet
Auto and Airplane Stuff

July 12
Twin Tunnels Tour
Old cars and the Historic Hwy 30
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 


Second Saturday


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Solo(individual    $50

Family                    $100
(2 adult of the same household + their children/grandchildren 18 yrs & under) 
Member +1 (guest)   $120
(one named member who can bring a  guest
Members +2 (guest) $150
(two named members who can bring 2 guest each ) 
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~ Unlimited museum visits
~ Gift Shop 10% discounts
~ Monthly Newsletter
~ Members only  events ~ ~Tax deductible (check limits with your tax adviser)
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 and Christmas Day



   Nicholas Bielemeier  


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1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031