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1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 308-1600

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Pilots save the date of sept 9-11 2016!Pilot's Page

Annual Hood River Fly-In

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Our Fly-In attracts hundreds of people each year and is a great way to connect with fellow pilots and show off your aircraft.

What to know:

—Always the Weekend After Labor Day

Sept 9 Exclusive Pilot-Only Night,  Sept 10 & 11 FLY-IN 2016!

—Camp Under your WING

Remember! Send the non-pilots to this page to ensure that exclusive pilot activities stay exclusive.

Pilot's Poster to display coming soon. Check back often.

Spencer Aircraft LogoTo get a feel for the event check out our 2015 schedule of events.

Thanks to Spencer Aircraft for helping to sponsor the Annual Hood River Fly-in!

Pilots save the date of sept 9-11 2016!Pilot's Page

Annual Hood River Fly-In

Not a pilot? Go back to the main page by clicking here.

Our Fly-In attracts hundreds of people each year and is a great way to connect with fellow pilots and show off your aircraft.

What to know:

—Always the Weekend After Labor Day

Sept 9 Exclusive Pilot-Only Night,  Sept 10 & 11 FLY-IN 2016!

—Camp Under your WING

Remember! Send the non-pilots to this page to ensure that exclusive pilot activities stay exclusive.

Pilot's Poster to display coming soon. Check back often.

Spencer Aircraft LogoTo get a feel for the event check out our 2015 schedule of events.

Thanks to Spencer Aircraft for helping to sponsor the Annual Hood River Fly-in!

Pilot's Information

September 9th, 2016 Friday night is Pilot Night!

Planned activities for those who fly-in on Friday.

  • Spaghetti feed, fire pit, trivia and more.
  • Camp under your wing this weekend.
  • Bring your plane! We love to see what you fly!

Aircraft Parking:

  • WAAAM is on the North side of the airfield.
  • Aircraft parking is on the grass next to the museum.
  • (Transient parking on the apron is extremely limited.)
  • Please bring your own tie downs.
  • Ground handlers will direct you to parking.
  • Be prepared to shut down and push into parking.
  • Special parking for clubs can be arranged in advance only. Contact Ken Olsson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Judy Newman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (541) 308-1600.

Registration:

  • Registration is inside the gate at the Southeast corner of the main museum building.
  • Aircraft registration of $5.00 includes admission to the museum on all three days.
  • Please bring your own tie downs.

Lodging and Accommodations:

  • Camp under your wings.
  • Showers are available.
  • Please bring your own tie downs.
  • Scheduled shuttle van between WAAAM and hotels is provided.
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Hood River and nearby, but lodging fills up quickly, so don’t delay in making reservations.

Fuel:

  • Fuel truck by sign-up: Sign-up at the Classic Wings tent outside the museum hangar.
  • Self-serve fuel is also available at Classic Wings on the South ramp.

Airport Information:

  • Runway construction has been planned and may begin before the fly-in. Construction should not interfere with the fly-in but be sure to check NOTAMs.
  • Ken Jernstedt Airfield / Hood River Airport 4S2
  • FBO: Classic Wings Aero Services (541) 386-1133
  • CTAF/Unicom: 122.8  AWOS-3 134.375 (541) 386-2386
  • Ground Frequency: 123.6
  • http://www.airnav.com/airport/4S2
  • Hood River is a one runway airport. If either paved or grass runway is occupied you must remain clear.

Ground Transportation:

  • Car Rental - Enterprise: (541) 386-6160
  • Gorge Yellow Cab: (541) 308-3383
  • Taxi - Hood River Taxi: (541) 386-2255
  • Scheduled shuttle van to/from hotels and shopping trips to town is provided by WAAAM.

2015 Pilot's Exclusive Fly-In Schedule

Schedule of Events:

2015 Schedule! 2016 TBA Soon!

Friday, September 11th - Exclusive Pilot-Only Events (Will be on Sep 9 in 2016)

Activities

 

Hours

 

Museum Opens.

 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Lunch on the Grill.

 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Beer Garden Open. Sponsored by: Thank you Full Sail for the beer donation!

 

11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Pilots Spaghetti Feed ($7.00) and beer garden open for pilots and invited guests.

 

6:00 p.m.

 

Campfire, trivia contest, beer garden and hangar flying after the feed.

 

6:00 p.m. - late

 

Movie! Even we don't know what it will be!!!

8:30 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, September 12th (Will be on Sep 10 in 2016)

Activities

 

Hours

 

Aircraft arriving and departing.

 

All Day.

Take a flight in a 1930 biplane or an airplane - prices vary.

 

All Day.

Museum and Fly-In Open

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast - Event

admission required. (Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, OJ and coffee.)

 

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Oregon Department of Aviation

 

All day. 

Port of Hood River

 

All day.

FAAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Hypoxia: Flying High, Do or Die" with Mary Ann Davis

 

10:00 a.m.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House & Poly-Fiber Fabric Covering Demonstrations

 

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lunch - GREAT FOOD

 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Beer Garden opens - Sponsored by: Thank you Full Sail!

 

11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Book Signing with John Trudel

 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Book Signing with Edward Heikell

 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "IMSAFE! Pilots, Mdeications, & the Medical Process" with James Brauer and Mark Stanfield

 

2:00 p.m.

Cutting the Birthday Cake!

WAAAM is 8 years old!!!

 

2:00 p.m.

Peoples Choice Voting Closes

 

3:00 p.m.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "ADS-B -- All You Need to Know and Then Some" with Wayne McGhee

 

3:30 p.m.

Museum Closes for the Day - More Action Tomorrow

 

5:00 p.m.

Awards Dinner: Tri-Tip Dinner Tickets $20

(Catering by the West Side Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner music by "River City Jazz")

 

6:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, September 13th (Will be on Sep 11 in 2016)

Activities

 

Hours

 

Aircraft usually start departing after breakfast so don't be late!

 

Take a flight in a 1930 biplane or an airplane - prices vary.

 

All Day.

Museum and Fly-In Open

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast starts - Event admission required. (Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, OJ and coffee.)

 

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Port of Hood River

 

All Day.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Controllers are Mean and other ATC Myths" with Richard Kennington

 

10:00 a.m.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House & Poly-Fiber Fabric Covering Demonstrations

 

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Book signing by Nancy R. Wilson

 

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch - GREAT FOOD

 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WAAAM's antique airplanes go flying and the cars start driving!

 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

1910 Steam Tractor run.

 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Book Signing by Edward Heikell

 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fly-In Closes.

Thanks for coming! See you again next year!

 

5:00 p.m.

Planes Everywhere. Bring the Family!!

 

 

   

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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.

   

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