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 1941 Culver Cadet LCA at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1941

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine:Continental A-75  75HP

The Cadet was designed in 1939 by Al Mooney as an evolution of the Culver Dart and it was a hit right out of the box. It features elliptical wings (like the British Spitfire) for speed and low aerodynamic drag and it had mechanically retractable landing gear. It was a popular cross-country flyer, being one of the most efficient airplanes ever built, and as a sport plane it was the best high-speed bargain in the country. It was sold with a Continental engine or, as the model LFA, with a Franklin engine. The Army chose the Cadet in 1940 for use as a radio-controlled target drone with several designators including LAR, LAR-90, PQ-8(A) and Q-8(A) and for the Navy TDC-1 and TDC-2.

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Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
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  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
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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!