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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Pietenpol Sky Scout

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  

Extra Model T Driving School September 27

WAAAM is having an extra session of Model T Driving School on September 27, 2014!

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WAAAM App Update 2014!

With the crazy success of the Annual Hood River Fly-In we forgot to tell you all that the WAAAM App has updated!

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Farewell Rudy
One of our Volunteers has passed away recently.  Read more...
   

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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

Members enjoy special benifits.

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!