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2014 November Newsletter 
Honoring the Uniform.
It's Second Saturday! 
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Uniforms are a big part of our society.

Look around you. Ever present are the colors, shapes and insignia that tell the world where you belong. The United States Armed Forces, our Police, Fire Fighters & Parks Service 

personnel suit up to do their jobs. We see people wearing trade (like UPS,and pilots) school, Boy & Girl Scouts, sports and of course prison uniform in our daily lives. 


Wear your uniform or bring it in to show what you are involved in, do, or have done this Second Saturday 10-2


In Honor of our US Active Duty Military & Veterans this Second Saturday (Nov 11th is Veterans Day) Complimentary Admission to the museum is yours! Just bring your Military or Veterans ID and your admission is on us! 


Museum is open 
A Museum in Action: 
Honoring the Uniform plus
Stop over to see what flys and drives around the yard! 
Caboose Tour -Get inside the Blue Cow 
Lunch Starts- Warm eats on cool days 
Restoration Shop Tour 
Caboose Tour  
Museum Closes  
Thank you for your support . See you in December! December Second Saturday --- Vintage Bicycles

Remember it is a great holiday family adventure to bring the gang to WAAAM.

See you again soon. Tell your friends...  
Beautiful Gift.
Amazing Structure. 
                         Click here for Photo Stream
New Beautiful Gazebo....
Our gazebo is built! Master craftsmen from Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia - Bryan Reid Sr. and Joel Roorda built the structure in Canada, took it apart, loaded it on a truck, drove it across the border, unloaded and reconstructed it right here on the front lawn of WAAAM. We also roped Erik Kerr of Crestline Construction Company to help instead of just telling us how to run the crane they let us borrow.

The gazebo looks like it grew there! It is just perfect. It will be available for small groups to picnic. a beautiful shelter from the wind.

  "The whole thing looks utterly amazing." says Stephanie Hatch. The entire "build' was filmed and if you watch a certain TV show about log home builders from Canada you might just see it all come together.

Nearly completed: The roof got tied up in customs and the
backside of the walls were left open for the building inspection that is now signed off. Soooo....WORK PARTY!   We also need to paint on the Lifetime Wood Treatment....so work party coming up. Contact director Judy Newman if you have an afternoon or two to help finish up the gazebo.
 We are also in need of  volunteer help with Don in the maintenance departmentjudy@waaamuseum.org

 2014 Pacific Northwest Air Museums Conference

What a setting! Flanked by the Boeing 40, and in the middle of all these great artifacts, we (WAAAM) hosted the Annual 2014 Pacific Northwest Aviation Museums Conference....an all day event. It was very successful with 15 aviation Museums in attendance (40 people) and they all got to ride in a Model T on their way to visit the restoration shop. Our four main sessions included "It's all about support" with and from our cities, chambers, airports.,
Volunteers...how important they are to us; and "Let's promote our NW Air Museums". The NW has fantastic Aviation History and the more people that visit the all of the Northwest and our Museums, the better for all of us as communities. 

Attached is an interactive map of some of the major collections along the I-5 corridor. click for more great NW Air Museums

Meetings are held annually in the fall - the 2015 Pacific Northwest Air Museums Conference is scheduled to be hosted by the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras.

     Feels like hide and seek..
      With a Steam Tractor??

Always moving. Where is that steam tractor now? 
The Altman Taylor Steam Tractor
IN the Museum (of course that covers 2 1/2 acres of land)  and we are setting up a steam display. We are collecting artifacts for the display case that will be along side the steam tractor & Stanley Steamer. There was a steam powered aircraft also powered by a Besler Steam Engine on the Travel Air 2000 Aircraft!                            Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Keep track of what is happening when you can's stop by  see us at Facebook/WAAAMuseum
       1935 Franklin PS-2 Glider 
Restoration Happening Now
 Specifications (PS-2)

Data from Sailplane Directory and Soaring


General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Wing area: 180 sq ft (17 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.2:1
  • Empty weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
  • Gross weight: 400 lb (181 kg)


  • Maximum glide ratio: 15:1
  • Rate of sink: 150 ft/min 
  • Wing loading: 2.22 lb/sq ft 

Volunteers at WORK
The Franklin PS-2, an American  built high-wing strut-braced single seat glider was designed by R. E. Franklin and produced by the Franklin Glider Corporation starting in 1931. The Navy briefly used the PS-2 in Primary-Secondary -- PS flight training. This PS-2 will soon be in the air over the Hood River Valley and on display at WAAAM.

See the progress during the Shop Tour this Saturday at 1pm. Learn from the volunteers just what it take to bring this glider from bones to beauty!

Into the Future

A new shop area in H-3 is going together, as H-1 will be Aircraft Restoration only. 

H-3 will have a new overhead door & man door into a shop area on  the North side of the building. We will have our volunteer space for making signs, shelves, projects plus shop to work on tractors, mowers, etc..

Roy Pettit and the Hubmobile
BIGGER news! This next years project is to build a shop (car) on the pad in front of M-3 so we can change oil, work on Museum cars, etc. It will look like an old 30's or 40's gas station. Ideas are needed . 

Or if you just happen to have an old metal gas station that needs to be moved give us a call!

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held on Dec. 2nd Tuesday
A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers. RSVP.
Oshkosh or Bust!

The hardworking and dedicated volunteers of the Pusher Restoration are making plans! How do you get a 100+ year old aeroplane to Wisconsin?Gather a team, build a trailer, disassemble the aeroplane, put it in the trailer, drive across the country, put the craft together again, then fly it. And repeat the process for the trip home!

Volunteers are taking the Parker Pusher to 
Oshkosh Air Venture in Wisconsin in 2015.


Buy the Shirt 
for just $25
and help spread the word about this living history museum

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.
Life is not boring at WAAAM.

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Issue 11, 2014
Visitors Quote:
"This is absolutely 
incredible! We gasped 'WOW" hundreds of times to each other! Thank you to  "all" 
involved in this museum! There's wonderful treasure everywhere we looked!!"
Tina & Don Bar


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

November 11
Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day
Museum is closed


December 13
Second Saturday 
Vintage Bicycles 
Second Saturday

Christmas Day 
Museum is closed


New Years Day 
Museum is closed

January 10
Second Saturday
Lighting the Way- History of the Airways Beacon

February 14
Second Saturday
Love Stories - of the 
WAAAM Collection

March 14
Second Saturday
Airplane Nose Art

April 11
Second Saturday
Dodge Brothers Day - 
Bring your!

May 9
Second Saturday
Military Vehicles and
Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 13
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight-
Fishing with Phil & Dave Jensen
"Luhr Jensen"

July 11
Second Saturday
WAAAM Traffic Jam a 
Car Show & Swap Meet

August 8
Second Saturday
Old and New

September 12th
Second Saturday
Fly in- 100's of planes

September 12 &13 
Annual Hood River Fly-in

October 10
Second Saturday
The 20's- Cars, Planes and More.

November 14
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight-
General Airways

December 12
Second Saturday
Paper Airplane Contest.
Start practicing now

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