1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

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Year: 1910*

This project has been restored thanks to a generous grant from the Ludwick Family Foundation, the donation of dope and fabric from Consolidated Aircraft Coatings, and donations from museum visitors.

Project Donation: Terry Brant

Engine: Curtiss OX-5 90HP

This airplane was rebuilt (Parker, 1934) for use in making movies. We know for sure that this airplane was used in the 1952 movie Million Dollar Mermaid. The wings are removable and therefore, easily replaced. The aircraft grade wing fasteners could be replaced with breakaway fasteners for movie stunts. In the early 1930’s Curtiss Jenny wings were readily available so they were the easy choice though others may also be fitted. (* Please note that parts of this airplane date back to 1910 according to Mr. Parker's family. Upon restoration other parts of the airplane could be identified as 1912, 1914, and other areas date to the 1920s. It did not get any sort of official paperwork by what became the FAA until 1934. More confusion about the date of this airplane also is a direct result from the painted letters on the tail - the top coat had 1910 as the date but upon removal another set of paint identified the plane as 1912. There is a possibility that both dates are the result of Hollywood-style tampering for old movies.)

Read about this aircraft's restoration process from a volunteer who worked on restoring the airplane here.

Learn more about this airplane's journey first hand by reading our past news articles:

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2015 WAAAM Campers Needed

Class signups end Friday of the June 22-25 Class.

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Luhr Jensen History Talks June 13

At 11:30am and 2:00pm brothers Phil and Dave Jensen who were integral to the company will give audiences an insider view of just how Hood River came to be known as a fishing lure icon for decades.

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2015 Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor and our visitors have awarded WAAAM this honor for the third year in a row!

WAAAM won the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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

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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.
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  • Membership +2: $150.00 – Two individual memberships plus 2 guests.

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