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 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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Looking for a way to pay it forward this holiday season? Celebrate Giving Tuesday. Learn more about WAAAM giving here.

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Nov 26 Closure

Happy Thanksgiving from the WAAAM Team. The museum will be closed November 26 in honor of the holiday.

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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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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!