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 1940 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1940

Donation: John Cheney

Engine: Wright J-6-7

The last operational biplane in the U.S. armed forces, the N3N was also the last mass-produced aircraft from the Naval Aircraft Factory. As a yellow-painted primary trainer it was nicknamed the “Yellow Peril” by trainees. Engine starting was by use of a hand crank that spun up a flywheel. When the flywheel was up to the proper speed a handle was pulled to engage the flywheel with the engine. The N3N-3 was flown with either wheels or floats. Four were transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1941 and after WWII the Naval Academy kept several N3N’s on floats. The last one was struck from the inventory in 1960.

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News Flash  

Extra 2nd Sat. Fun

Don’t miss an old-style race between two speedsters and the unveiling of WAAAM’s latest motorcycle donation.

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Resurrected Rust Rat Rod Team To Talk At 2

Hood River’s Resurrected Rust rat rods back on display for the winter.

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Veteran's Day Admission Deal

Active duty, retirees, and veterans will receive free museum admission to WAAAM when they present their military ID or proof of service on Wednesday, Nov 11.

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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

Find out more on our volunteer page.


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.

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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!