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1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 308-1600

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Join us for the 2017 Annual Hood River Fly-In at WAAAM! Pilot's Page

Annual Hood River Fly-In

Download your local reporting points chart here!

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 8 Exclusive Pilot-Only Night,  Sept 9 & 10 FLY-IN 2017!

—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 are here. Download yours today!

The 2017 Schedule is here! Check it out below.

Join us for the 2017 Annual Hood River Fly-In at WAAAM! Pilot's Page

Annual Hood River Fly-In

Download your local reporting points chart here!

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 8 Exclusive Pilot-Only Night,  Sept 9 & 10 FLY-IN 2017!

—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 are here. Download yours today!

The 2017 Schedule is here! Check it out below.

Pilot's Information

September 8th, 2017 Friday night is Pilot Night!

Airport Information:

  • CHECK NOTAMs!
  • Ken Jernstedt Airfield / Hood River Airport 4S2
  • FBO: Hood River FBO and TacAero (541) 386-1133
  • CTAF/Unicom: 122.8  AWOS-3 134.375 (541) 386-2386
  • Parking 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.

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 call (541) 308-1600.

Fuel:

  • A fuel truck will make a regularly scheduled run periodically throughout the day. There will be no "on call" fuel signups.
  • Self-serve fuel is also available at the FBO if you miss the fuel truck rounds.

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.

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.

Registration:

  • Registration is inside the gate at the Southeast corner of the main museum building.
  • Aircraft registration of $10.00 includes admission to the museum on all three days.
  • Please bring your own tie downs.

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!

2017 Pilot's Exclusive Fly-In Schedule

Schedule of Events:

2017 Schedule!

 

Friday, September 8th (2017)

 

 

Aircraft arriving and departing.

 

All Day.

Museum Open - No Public Visitor Fly-In Access Today...just pilots only

 

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

Port of Hood River

 

All Day.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House

Fabric Recovering/Painting Demonstration sponsored by Consolidated Aircraft Coatings

 

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

Lunch - A BBQ Feast! by G.T. the Rib Dude

 

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.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Owner Performed Aircraft Maintenance and What You CAN Legally Do Yourself" with Jakonah Matson Bell

 

3:00 p.m.

Pilots Spaghetti Feed &

WAAAM Birthday Party Cake

 

6:00 p.m.

Campfire, trivia contest, and hangar flying

after the Spaghetti Feed

 

6:00 p.m. to Late

 

 

Saturday, September 9th (2017)

Activities

 

Hours

 

Aircraft arriving and departing.

 

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 - "What's Going On Over at the FAA" with Curt Cowly

 

9:00 a.m.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House

Fabric Recovering and Painting Demonstration sponsored by Consolidated Aircraft Coatings

 

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

FAAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Some Accidents Happen, Most Are Caused" with Mike Adams

 

10:00 a.m.

Book Signing - Author Dennis Baurer

"Fumes and a Prayer"

 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Book Signing - Author DP Clough

"Our Wings - Memoir of a Reno Crash Survivor"

 

11:00 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.

FAASTeam Pilot Seminar - "Aviation Wilderness Survival" with Ian Mortensen

 

11:00 a.m.

FAASTeam Pilot Seminar - "What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas?" with Mike Adams

 

12:00 p.m.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "The Ins and Outs of ADS-B Compliance" with Chris Brand

 

1:00 p.m.

Wally Olson Remembrance

 

2:00 p.m.

Peoples Choice Voting Closes

 

3:00 p.m.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "How to Avoid Pilot Deviations" with Joe Mollahan

 

3:00 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 10th (2017)

Activities

 

Hours

 

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

 

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.

Book Signing - Author Dennis Bauer

"Fumes and a Prayer"

 

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House

Fabric Recovering and Painting Demonstration sponsored by Consolidated Aircraft Coatings

 

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

Fly-In Closes.

Thanks for coming! See you in 2018!!!

 

5:00 p.m.

   

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Thank You Consolidated Aircraft Coatings

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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.

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

   

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Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!