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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When he learned to fly in 1916, Northwest Airlines Chief Pilot Walter Bullock had owned an original Curtiss Pusher. In the 1940's he wanted to fly one again but no originals could be found.

In 1947 he completed and flew his replica. The wings are faithful to the original but the engine and the structure are much modernized using a Continental 85 in place of the primitive Curtiss engine and steel tube instead the original wood and bamboo.

Bullock and the plane's second owner, Peter M. Bowers both put many hours on the plane, flying both for pleasure and to reenact a number of famous flights.

In 1959 Bowers reenacted Glenn Curtiss' 1910 Hudson River flight which won a $10,000 purse for the first airplane flight from Albany, NY to New York City.

The plane changed hands again, and is now on display at WAAAM.

In 1992, Tom Murphy, WAAAM's Director of Restorations, flew this airplane from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington, reenacting the first interstate air mail flight in the U.S. done in 1912 by Walter Edwards. A few months before Edwards' flight Silas Christofferson, flying the same airplane that Edwards flew, had departed Portland from the roof of the new eight-story Multnomah Hotel and flew to Vancouver Barracks. In 1995 Tom Murphy reenacted Christofferson's flight using this airplane. A short video about Tom's flight plays at the museum throughout the day.


News Flash  

Farewell Will

Our very dear friend, volunteer and board member has passed away recently.

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Volunteer Appreciation 2018

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Museum Holiday Closures

December 25 and January 1 we are closed!

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WAAAM Gift Shop

Learn all about WAAAM in book format!

Get your very own copy of WAAAM's history in our brand new history book.

See all the other fun items in our gift shop too. Visitors can enjoy any time they like without having to purchase museum admission.


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.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.


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