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2014 September  Newsletter 
Join us at WAAAM for the 
Annual Hood River 

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum invites you to walk among hundreds of antique and classic airplanes that will be flying into Hood River's Ken Jernstedt Airfield. 


Special Admission Adults $10, Ages 5-18 $5 





Airplanes arriving and departing


All Day


Take a flight in a 1930 biplane or an airplane, prices vary.


All Day


Lions Club Pancake Breakfast -

Event admission required. (Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, OJ and coffee)


7-10:30 am

Flag Change Ceremony



8 am

Museum and Fly-in Open





Curtiss Pusher Flight



Pearson Field Education Center

Supervised Kids' Activities



All Day


Oregon Department of Aviation



All Day

The Blue Cow Caboose Tour



10-11 am

 2-3 pm


Book Signing by Marc Paulsen

          Magic in the Air

Book Signing by Ted Heikell

          One Chance for Glory




Lunch - 






Beer Garden Open - 

Sponsored by Full Sail





WAAAM Birthday Cake




Book Signing by John D Trudel

          Raven's Run

Book Signing by Marc Paulsen

          Magic in the Air

Book Signing by Ted Heikell

          One Chance for Glory




Peoples Choice Voting Closes





Awards Dinner

Tri-tip Dinner by West Side Fire Department








Aircraft usually start departing after 

breakfast so don't be late!

Take a flight in a 1930 biplane or an 

airplane - prices vary.

All Day.


Lions Club Pancake Breakfast starts -

Event admission required. (Enjoy 

pancakes, sausage, eggs, OJ and coffee.)



Museum is open.
(Most visiting planes leave in the morning after a hearty Lions Breakfast.)



Parker-Curtiss Pusher Flight

(While the weather is calm)



Book signing by Nancy R. Wilson


The Blue Cow Caboose Tour









WAAAM's antique airplanes go flying!


1910 Steam Tractor run.



The Blue Cow Caboose Tour              2-3          

Fly-In Closes.

Thanks for coming! 

See you again next year!



Thank you for your support in making this a fun and 
      safe fundraiser for the WAAAM Air & Auto Museum 
            See you again soon. Tell your friends...  

Hood River Fly-in 2014 Event Shirt

Running on all three cylinders! 



The Fly-in t-shirt is just $15 (Members bring your membership card and get it for only $10!)




Remember:  Friday night is Pilot Night. 
Bring your own tie downs.
Get Pilot Info
Recapping the Month and
Keeping You Up to Date
Click for Photo Stream Here 
Yep, we have a Caboose. Planes,Trains & Automobiles. (that's a great name for a movie!) Caboose tours this weekend at WAAAM.

What a crew. Volunteers Randy Acree, John Nesbitt, Carl Smiley really pulled off a big one. Getting a caboose moved with no tracks is a BIG job.


Our historic, 
and restored marquee sign.

You cant miss it!

Many thanks to Don Durr. 

He took this bull by the horns and got it done! 



The 1931 Stinson W makes WAAAM its new home

Donated by Hillary Peck of  Washington. Another rare bird! It was a airliner carrying one pilot and 3 passengers and is a great fit as it brings a missing link to the museum. Volunteer Ben Davidson annualed and flew this craft to the museum.



Model T Driving School 4th class added!  
Saturday September 27th is our date. If you are interested call right away. WAAAM # is 541-308-1600.

The September Second Saturday. Happens the weekend after the Fly-in! Join The WAAAM Crew in having some fall fun September 13th. Action 10am-2pm (of course the museum is open 9-5). 

Could you imagine doing anything else on the Second Saturday of the month?


Issue 9, 2014
Visitors Quote:

 This is my favorite    museum. Need I say  more?

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


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

September 13

Second Saturday 
Steam Cars, Tractors along with Hit & Miss Engines
September 13  
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.

Thanksgiving Day
Museum is closed


December 13
Second Saturday 
Vintage Bicycles 
Second Saturday

Christmas Day 
Museum is closed


New Years Day 
Museum is closed

Second Saturdays live on!
Schedule will be posted soon

The hardworking and dedicated volunteers of the Pusher Restoration are making plans!

They are taking the Parker Pusher to Oshkosh in 2015.

Please help support their efforts! 
Buy the Shirt 
for just $25

Donate more or maybe you would like to be a Sponsor! Join the Fun and excitement of taking WAAAM to one of the Worlds largest fly-ins!
EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh, WI.


Join WAAAM with a 



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 ) 
membership benefits are


~ Unlimited museum visits
~ Gift Shop 10% discounts
~ Monthly Newsletter
~ Members only  events ~ ~Tax deductible (check limits with your tax adviser)
Business Membership Now Available. Call us for information.

 Open Daily   9 ~ 5

Thanksgiving, New Year Day

 and Christmas Day


A New Road
One of our Volunteers has passed away this last week. 

Our very dear friend, 
Rudy Zvarichfellow volunteer and supporter is gone.

He made a difference here at WAAAM and will be greatly missed.

Rudy has a few vehicles on display and they are honored with a black bow. Among the many projects he was working on, Rudy was helping to get the Veile Automobile running again as well as keeping the Big Red Fuel Truck driving. Rudy was quiet, had a wealth of knowledge about vintage automobiles, and a thirst for information about aeroplanes. 

He was a fascinating man. We hope you had the chance to meet him.

We send our thoughts and sympathy to his family and his friends.

Good Travels Dear Rudy.

Timber Kings
 Postponed at WAAAM 

Discovery Channel filming is behind schedule due to weather issues on the east coast. We will keep you posted as to when the construction and filming will happen.
Timber Kings is a huge TV hit! And these famous Canadian log home and structure builders are coming to WAAAM! to build a picnic shelter. 

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Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031