WAAAM  

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 1932 Pietenpol Sky Scout at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1932

Homebuilt: Wille

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine: Ford Model B

Bernard Pietenpol of Cherry Grove Minnesota designed a simple airplane using a Ford Model A engine. A Modern Mechanics magazine editor had declared that it was “unlikely that any auto engine could be converted to airplane use” so Pietenpol flew his home built, two-seat airplane 140 miles to Minneapolis Airport to show that he was wrong. Soon afterward the magazine published plans for that airplane, the Air Camper, and later published plans for its single-seat offspring, the Sky Scout. Both were intended to be built by amateurs using cheap, readily available engines from the Ford Model T and Model A. The Pietenpol airplanes were so well designed that they are still being built today. The radiator position is not the obstacle it seems. Few hazards in flight come from directly ahead and tilting the head to either side reveals what the radiator hides.

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News Flash  

2018 Model T School Is Here

Check out the 2018 Model T Driving School Schedule!

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Veterans Day Deal

One Nov 11, 2017 Veterans will receive half price admission during our Second Saturday event.

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Celebrate 10 Years

The Fly-In is on!

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WAAAM Gift Shop

Learn all about WAAAM in book format!

Get your very own copy of WAAAM's history in our brand new history book.

See all the other fun items in our gift shop too. Visitors can enjoy any time they like without having to purchase museum admission.

   

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

Find out more on our volunteer page.

   

Memberships & Sponsorships

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

  • Student Membership - $25.00 – One named member under 18 years old. Can only be purchased over the phone or in person.
  • Solo Membership - $60.00 – One named member
  • Family Membership - $120.000 – One named member & their same household significant other & their kids or grandkids under the age of 18 (6 kid maximum). Comes with 2 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Plus Membership - $140.00 – Family Membership benefits plus 1 guest. Comes with 2 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Quad Membership - $160.00 – Family Membership benefits plus 4 guests. Comes with 4 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Sitter Membership - $20.00 – Must be combined with any level of pass. It allows the card holder to enter under another’s membership when accompanied by the member’s kids. Can only be purchased over the phone or in person.

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!