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 Aeronca C-3 at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1932

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine: Aeronca E-113, 36HP

Introduced in 1931, the two-seat Aeronca C-3 was an evolution of the single-seat C-2. The C-3 has a 36 HP (later 40 HP) two-cylinder engine. A factory demonstrator was flown on a 13,000 mile, 17-state tour showing off its practicality. Often described as a powered glider, the C-3 was a hit with flying schools and private owners due to its low cost of operation. It is a gentle flyer and early owners often flew solo with as little as five hours of instruction. The shape of the fuselage of the C-2 and C-3 invoked its nickname The Flying Bathtub and the triangle-shaped upper fuselage suggested “razor-back.” Production ran from 1931 to 1937.

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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

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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.

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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!