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 1931 Buhl LA-1 Bull Pup at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1931

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine: Szekley SR-3 45HP

The long-established Buhl Stamping Company of Detroit, Michigan expanded into aviation in 1925. After the stock market crash of 1929 sales of Buhl's well-regarded Airsedan abruptly dried up and they designed this small sport airplane to keep the company afloat through hard times. Sales of the single-seat, shoulder-winged Bull Pup, introduced in 1930, was not enough to keep Buhl Aircraft solvent and it folded in 1933. The Bull Pup was sold with the options of shorter wings for competition, longer wings for high altitude flying and floats. Ours has a rudimentary airspeed indicator atop the right wing.

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Thank You Consolidated Aircraft Coatings

Once again Consolidated Aircraft Coatings has gone above and beyond by donating the fabric covering materials for the restoration of WAAAM's WACO UIC!

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Cloudboy Flies Home

WAAAM was recently donated a 1930 Stearman 6! Check out the journey it took to fly here below.

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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 several levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Student Membership - $25.00 – One named member under 18 years old. Can only be purchased over the phone or in person.
  • Solo Membership - $60.00 – One named member
  • Family Membership - $120.000 – One named member & their same household significant other & their kids or grandkids under the age of 18 (6 kid maximum). Comes with 2 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Plus Membership - $140.00 – Family Membership benefits plus 1 guest. Comes with 2 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Quad Membership - $160.00 – Family Membership benefits plus 4 guests. Comes with 4 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Sitter Membership - $20.00 – Must be combined with any level of pass. It allows the card holder to enter under another’s membership when accompanied by the member’s kids. Can only be purchased over the phone or in person.

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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!