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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 1941 Culver Cadet LCA at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1941

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine:Continental A-75  75HP

The Cadet was designed in 1939 by Al Mooney as an evolution of the Culver Dart and it was a hit right out of the box. It features elliptical wings (like the British Spitfire) for speed and low aerodynamic drag and it had mechanically retractable landing gear. It was a popular cross-country flyer, being one of the most efficient airplanes ever built, and as a sport plane it was the best high-speed bargain in the country. It was sold with a Continental engine or, as the model LFA, with a Franklin engine. The Army chose the Cadet in 1940 for use as a radio-controlled target drone with several designators including LAR, LAR-90, PQ-8(A) and Q-8(A) and for the Navy TDC-1 and TDC-2.

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News Flash  

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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2016 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Dale Nicol!

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WAAAM Wins Major Award

We're ranked #7 in all of Oregon by visitors! Thanks!

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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 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!