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1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 308-1600

Open Daily 9 - 5 Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day

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See a 1936 Taylor J-2 Cub at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. See a 1936 Taylor J-2 Cub at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. See a 1936 Taylor J-2 Cub at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1936

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine: Continental A-40  37HP

Fundamentally similar to the E-2, the J-2 was actually an entirely new airplane. Changes were prompted by customer complaints about the E-2 and included wider (by 16”) landing gear, more rounded wingtips and tail, turtledeck (upper part of the fuselage) faired into the trailing edge of the wing for improved aerodynamics and appearance and a “closed” cabin. News about the improved Cub got around and the factory was quickly swamped with orders. The J-2 was ideal for pilot training due to its forgiving flight characteristics. Comments included, “it took a real dumbo to get himself in trouble” and “she wouldn’t hurry nowhere.”

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2015 WAAAM Campers Needed

Class signups end Friday of the June 22-25 Class.

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Luhr Jensen History Talks June 13

At 11:30am and 2:00pm brothers Phil and Dave Jensen who were integral to the company will give audiences an insider view of just how Hood River came to be known as a fishing lure icon for decades.

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2015 Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor and our visitors have awarded WAAAM this honor for the third year in a row!

WAAAM won the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Library Services
  • Volunteer Services Representative
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
  • Training & Education

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Memberships & Sponsorships

There are four levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Solo Membership: $50.00 – One Individual Membership
  • Family Membership: $100.00 – 2 adults and children/grandchildren 18 years old and under.
  • Membership +1: $120.00 – One individual membership plus one guest.
  • Membership +2: $150.00 – Two individual memberships plus 2 guests.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.

   

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Antique Airplanes   •  Antique Automobiles

Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!