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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Cessna UC-78 “Bobcat”

See a 1943 Cessna UC-78 Bobcat at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1943

Acquired with funds from Founding Memberships.

Engine: Jacobs R-915-7 330HP

The T-50 (civilian designation) Bobcat was Cessna’s first twin engine aircraft.  It was a multiengine trainer (AT-8, AT-17) that was also used as a cargo and personnel carrier (T-50, UC-78). Its airframe is steel tube and fabric and the wing structure is wood. As a military trainer in the early 40’s this airplane acquired many nicknames, several based on its wood construction. Among them “Bamboo Bomber”, “Double-breasted Cub”, “Useless 78” and “Rhapsody in Glue”. The Sky King television series of the 1950’s flew a Bobcat in the first year of the series.

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News Flash  

Closed for Christmas

As a reminder, WAAAM will be closed Thursday, December 25 for Christmas Day.

Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Dick Clarke for receiving WAAAM's 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award! Read more...
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

WAAAM Volunteers are amazing! December 2 we hosted a thank you dinner for all of our volunteers.

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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

Members enjoy special benifits.

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!