WAAAM  

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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Official poster for the 2014 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Fly-In. 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 5 Exclusive Pilot-Only Night,  Sept 6 & 7 FLY IN!

—Camp Under your WING

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

Print a copy of the Pilot's Poster to display here.

To get a feel for the event check out last year's 2013 schedule of events. The 2014 schedule will be posted soon but don't forget to mark your calendars for September 5-7, 2014!

Official poster for the 2014 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Fly-In. 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 5 Exclusive Pilot-Only Night,  Sept 6 & 7 FLY IN!

—Camp Under your WING

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

Print a copy of the Pilot's Poster to display here.

To get a feel for the event check out last year's 2013 schedule of events. The 2014 schedule will be posted soon but don't forget to mark your calendars for September 5-7, 2014!

Pilot's Information

September 5th, 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.

2014 Pilot's Exclusive Fly-In Schedule

Schedule of Events:

2014 Schedule!

Friday, September 5th - Exclusive Pilot-Only Events

Activities

Hours

Museum Opens.

 

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

Lunch on the Grill.

 

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

Pilot's Spaghetti feed ($8.00) 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!

8:30 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, September 6th

Activities

Hours

Aircraft arriving and departing.

 

All Day.

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

 

All Day.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast - Event

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

 

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Flag Change Ceremony

 

8:00 a.m.

Oregon Department of Aviation talks. 

 

All day. 

Museum and Fly-In open.

 

8:10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1910 Parker-Curtiss Pusher Flight

 

8:15 a.m.

Pearson Field Education Center Kids' Activities

 

All Day.

Book signing by author Marc Paulsen.

 

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

Book signing by author Ted Heikell.

 

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

Lunch - GOOD FOOD

 

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

Beer Garden opens - Sponsored by Full Sail

 

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

Cutting the Birthday Cake!

WAAAM is 7 years old!!!

 

2:00 p.m.

Book signing by author John Trudel.

 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Book signing by author Marc Paulsen.

 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Book Signing by author Ted Heikell

 

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Peoples Choice Voting Closes

 

3:00 p.m.

Awards Dinner: Tri-Tip Dinner Tickets $20

(Catering by the West Side Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner music by "Sax Appeal.")

 

6:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, September 7th

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.

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

 

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Museum opens.
(Most visiting planes leave in the morning after a hearty Lions Breakfast.)

 

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

Parker-Curtiss Pusher Flight

 

8:15 a.m.

Book signing by Nancy R. Wilson

 

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

Lunch - GOOD FOOD

 

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

WAAAM's antique airplanes go flying!

 

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

1910 Steam Tractor run.

 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 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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News Flash  

2014 Fly-In Schedule

Click here for the 2014 Fly-In schedule!

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West Side Fire Dept to Cater Award Banquet

During the Annual Hood River Fly-In awards the West Side Fire Department will cater a magnificent tri-tip dinner. Tickets limited and are on a first-come-first-serve basis. They are $20 each.

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Caboose Donated to WAAAM

WAAAM's been working on the rail road.

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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

Members enjoy special benifits.

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!