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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Year: 1947

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine: Continental A-85 85HP

Northwest Airlines Chief Pilot Walter Bullock learned to fly in 1916 in a Curtiss Pusher. Nearing retirement in the mid-1940s, Bullock wanted to fly a Pusher once again but when he couldn't find an original airplane to restore, he built this replica (in 1947) which has reenacted a number of historic flights. In 1959 Peter M. Bowers repeated Glenn Curtiss' 1910 Hudson River flight (Albany-to-New York City, ~150 miles). WAAAM Director of Restorations Tom Murphy has reenacted two historic flights, both first made in the Northwest in 1912. In 1992 he reprised Walter Edwards' airmail flight from Oregon to Washington and in 1995 he reprised Silas Christofferson's Multnomah Hotel Flight, taking off from a platform built on the eight-story hotel's roof. The original and reenactment flights all landed at the Vancouver Barracks, now Pearson Field.

Read more about this airplane here.

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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

Find out more on our volunteer page.


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.

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!