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: 1953

Donation: Neil and Velma Vanaelst

Engine: Lycoming O-290 135HP

Introduced in 1950 the 4-seat Pacer replaced the control stick with a control wheel. With larger fuel tanks and a larger tail than its predecessors it was a good cross country airplane. It is an excellent performer but it demands the pilot’s full attention on the ground. Beginning in 1951 Piper built a tricycle gear version for easier ground handling. The Pacer/Tripacer was built until 1960.

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2017 "T" School

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Sept 17 11am Model A Talk

Join us for a special talk on September 17 at 11am as part of our International Model A Day Celebration!

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9/18 Amber Smith Talk

Pilot and US Army Veteran Amber Smith will have a book talk and signing at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Sunday, September 18 at 1pm.

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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!