1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

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We've got three big projects going on if you want to help.

Catch Up with the Steam Team

Steam Team Project Head Jack Sheppard shows off one of the lastest replacement parts he fixed up himself.

The Steam Team is plugging along quite nicely. But we have room for more volunteer help to get this project finished in time for the Hood River 4th of July Parade. 

Requirements to volunteer on the project? You don't mind getting dirty, you hold a museum membership, and you have a little time.  Give us a call join in the fun. This is a once in a life time opportunity. (How often does one get to restore a steam tractor?)

Peek into the Swallow's Nest

The Swallow airplane's wings are being re-done.

Since Saturday January 11th, museum volunteers Dale Young, Doug Davee, Bob Madsen, Mark Johnson, and Jay Bell have started working on WAAAM's next bi-plane restoration project, a 1928 OX-5 powered Swallow that was donated last year by Dick Pingrey. As of February 1st the wings were covered, stitched, and taped, and the new control cables had been spliced by Mark Baxter (AKA Bucky the cable guy).  
We've just got the wings to do on this Swallow Project Plane. As can be seen in the pictures the fuselage and tail was finished when it was donated so this project will entail  covering, painting, and installing the wings, overhauling and installing the engine and engine cowl, and rigging.


Coming Soon: WAAAM Theatre Marquee

Here's the latest shot of our theater sign. Our theater marquee is coming along too! As you can see in this picture all of the panels are off and are currently being finished. We're going to need a lot of help putting them back onto the sign and ironing out some finishing touches. Our goal is to have this project done by May so if you don't want to miss out be sure to give us a call to have your hand in restoring some Hood River history.

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Events Calendar  


June 4 - 1930s Driving School

June 11 - Second Saturday - Local History Spotlight - 100th Anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway

June 25 - Model T Driving School


July 2 - 1940s Driving School

July 9 - Traffic Jam  - A Car Show and Swap Meet, WAAAM Style

July 11-14 - WAAAM Camp

July 23 - Model T Driving School


August 6 - 1950s Driving School

August 13 - Second Saturday - Motorcycles and Vintage Snowmobiles

August 27 - Model T Driving School

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Join Us for the WAAAM Traffic Jam!

July 9, 2016

Come to the 2016 WAAAM Traffic Jam!

Registration available here.

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Come Celebrate International Model A Day!

September 17, 2016

Don't miss this gathering of Model As and Model Ts at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.

Register when you arrive.

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Join Us for the Annual Hood River Fly-In!

September 10 & 11, 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Annual Hood River Fly-In!

Register when you arrive.

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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!