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2014 October Newsletter 
This Weekend at WAAAM-
It's Second Saturday! 
We are featuring the TEENs.


Beauty and Duty

Dress the part... the 19teens that is and you will save a dollar on your admission! (Show your Halloween spirit. Pull out the old old stuff in the way deep dark depths of the attic, put it on and come enjoy the day!) 



Museum is open 
A Museum in Action: 
Cars, Planes & other cool stuff of the 19Teens  stop on over to see what flies and drives around the yard! 
Rat Rod -Resurrected Rust-arrives  
The Steam Tractor is firing up.  
Lunch Starts- Hot off the grill in H3 
(see the cool stuff along the walls in this building) 
Caboose Tour. Get inside the Blue Cow Caboose  
Restoration Shop Tour  
Caboose Tour  
Museum Closes  
Thank you for your support . See you in November! November Second Saturday --- "Honoring the Uniform: 

Remember it is a great holiday family adventure to bring the gang to WAAAM.
See you again soon. Tell your friends...  
Recapping the Month and
Keeping You Up to Date
                         Click here for Photo Stream           

2014 Fly-in and beyond....

We broke our own record. The 2014 Hood River Fly-in, the Columbia River Gorge Community and the WAAAM Air & Auto Museum enjoyed 340 airplanes as they arrived to spend the weekend at the base of Mount Hood camped on the soft green lawn of the museum. With the with stunning aircraft on display, friendly pilots, perfect weather, great food, it was a weekend to remember! 3000 aviation enthusiast enjoyed the activities on the ground and in the sky.


"Thanks for a wonderful time at the fly-in. I had the best time in 30 years. I ran into an old friend Art Knowles and his wife, I knew them back in the 70s when they lived at Justin Time airport in Texas. I use to fly my T-6 and PT-22 over there to visit when I was in my 20's and then running into them at your fly-in for the first time in 40 years. WOW! That just added to the fun". emails Bill Rogers


We have so many pictures... please like us on Facebook or just check out our nearly 200 pictures of the weekend. Facebook/WAAAMuseum

Can you imagine being a judge for all of these aircraft? 

Jeremy Young once again headed the crew who looked over the craftsmanship and authenticity of each registered aircraft.

WAAAM sends a warm thank you to each pilot who made the flight to the Fly-in. You make this weekend great!


And the Winners are........


Best Antique - Fairchild C8C (Jim Parish)

Best Warbird - Interstate Cadet S1A (Kevin Brown)

Best Home Built - Bowers Fly baby (Rocky Phoenix)

Best Biplane - Stearman CB-2S3 (Larry Tobin)

Best Classic - Cessna 140 (Josh Cawrhra)

Grand Champion - Fairchild 14K (Wendy and Werner Griesbeck)

People's Choice -Now on display at WAAAM -Stinson SR-8 (Don Culver)

The fly-in could not be the success it is without the 120+ volunteers (the green shirts!) who pull together each year and make this event fly! Give them a round of applause!

And to our sponsors who gave in support of the museum and aviation, a special thank you:   2Morrow Mobile, Explore the Gorge, Full Sail Brewing Company, Hood River Garbage, Inspections Unlimited and Spencer Aircraft.

After the Hood River Fly-in,  the Reno Air Races start and 4 of
 our volunteers headed straight there where the first people theysaw through the gates were wearing this years Fly-in shirt! How cool is that! 

and Beyond.....

Restoration Shop- Big News! 
Please join us is welcoming Jakonah (Jay) Bell to the WAAAM Museum Staff. Jay, a FAA Certified Aircraft Mechanic and Inspector is now full time in the restoration shop so expect more projects and fun stuff. The current projects are the 1938 Rearwin Speedster and the 1935 Franklin PS-2 Glider.
"We are looking for restoration shop volunteers. My hours are 8 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday and I would like to set up the volunteers in about 4 hour shifts morning and/or afternoon. If interested, contact me and we can work out what days work best. Remember you must be a current WAAAM Museum Member to volunteer in the shop (plus we have a bit of other paperwork for your to do). Shoot me a message if you are planning on coming by so I will have a job for you.  Hope to see you soon, Jay.            Jay@waaamuseum.org

Ice Bucket Challenge! See Stephanie take it on:

2Morrow,  Inc has done it again! Thank you for another wonderful WAAAM App update worthy of a 5 star rating. Check out all the new info on our collection by downloading the app here: WAAAM APP updated!


Congratulation to our volunteer Russ Paddock on his award from the Oregon EAA for flights given to the Young Eagle Organization. His accomplishment in introducing hundreds (221) of kids to flight is huge. This means he donated his time, aircraft rental, fuel ( and a few hamburgers).. everything to get kids in the air! The Bogardus Trophy was presented to Russ at the 2014 Hood River Fly-in.


The Oregon Aviation Industries met at WAAAM on 

October 7 Oregon Aviation Industries 

WAAAM is hosting the 2014 Pacific Northwest Air Museums Conference on October 24! The Northwest has an outstanding number of very diverse aviation museums. Visit them all!


The Boeing 40 is back for the winter! This bird along with the Stearman M2 and the Stenson Model W show just how big early aircraft were. These planes got the job DONE!


Oshkosh or Bust!

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

Volunteers are taking the Parker Pusher to 
Oshkosh in 2015.


Buy the Shirt 
for just $25

Show your Support and help make History
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.

Contact Volunteer Mark Stanfield through the email info@WAAAMuseum.org if you would like a shirt (or 5 shirts!) or if you and your company would like to help sponsor this event.
Timber Kings
 coming soon to WAAAM 

Like WAAAMuseum on facebook and keep up to date on the Timber Kings build of the picnic shelter at WAAAM. (Maybe as soon as the end of October!)
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. 

Always something is happening at WAAAM.

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membership today.
Issue 10, 2014
Visitors Quote:

Just a short note to Congratulate YOU and your staff for putting on such a great "Fly-In" this past week-end. It was outstanding. I took lots of pics...
     Andy Jacobson, Trout Lake

Parker Pusher preps for flight. Photo by Andy Jacobson

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
A perfect score for our very own 
John Stanley.

Riding his 1933 Harley Davidson VLE ( shown displayed at WAAAM)

The Cannonball run all started with a Neracar. Yes you read that right. It is a bike manufacture you may have never heard of.... (This museum is about learning something new.) 

Learn more about vintage motorcycles and the run here at 
Rat Rod 
Build Off 
Who is # 1?

Our Gary Fisher & Anthony Del Carpine team of course!

Look for this Rat Rod at WAAAM. How cool is this? A one of a kind

learn more here about the Rat Rod Community.

Congratulations to Gary Fisher, Anthony DelCarpine, John Schlosser, John Blosser, Tony Freas and the rest of the Resurrected Rust team for their awesome First Place victory in the 2014 Rat Rod & Bike Build-Off. Some of these guys are also the masterminds behind many of the hands on learning tools in our interactive kids zone.
Way to go! We are proud to know you!

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1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031