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1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 308-1600

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Pilots have an extra day at the Annual Hood River Fly-In! 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 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 are here. Download yours today!

To get a feel for the event check out our 2016 schedule of events.

Pilots have an extra day at the Annual Hood River Fly-In! 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 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 are here. Download yours today!

To get a feel for the event check out our 2016 schedule of events.

Pilot's Information

September 9th, 2016 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 on the South ramp 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 $5.00 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!

2016 Pilot's Exclusive Fly-In Schedule

Schedule of Events:

2016 Schedule!

 

Friday, September 9th (2016)

 

 

Aircraft arriving and departing.

 

All Day.

Museum Open

 

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

Port of Hood River

 

All Day.

Lunch - A Grilled Hot Dog Feast!

 

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

 

4:00 p.m.

Pilots Spaghetti Feed

 

6:00 p.m.

Campfire, trivia contest, and hangar flying after the Spaghetti Feed

 

6:00 p.m. to Late

Movie! (Even we don't now what it will be!)

 

8:00 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, September 10th (2016)

Activities

 

Hours

 

Aircraft arriving and departing.

 

All Day.

Take a flight in a 1930 biplane.

 

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 - "Maintaining Your Antique Airplane" with Curt Cowly

 

9:00 a.m.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House

 

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.

FAASTeam Pilot Seminar "The Ins and Outs of ADS-B Compliance" with Dewey Conry and Chris Brand

 

11:00 a.m.

The Stearman Story featuring the Model 70, Terry Brandt, Addison Pemberton, and Ben Scott

 

NOON!

Book Signing with John Trudel

 

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Introduction to Aviation Wilderness Survival" with Ian Mortensen

 

1:00 p.m.

Cutting the Birthday Cake!

WAAAM is 9 years old!!!

 

2:00 p.m.

Peoples Choice Voting Closes

 

3:00 p.m.

FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "A Kinder and Gentler FAA? - The New Compliance Philosophy" with Curt Crowley

 

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 11th (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.

WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House

 

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.

1910 Steam Tractor run.

 

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

Fly-In Closes.

Thanks for coming! See you again next year for our 10 year anniversary!!!

 

5:00 p.m.

   

News Flash  

Glider Day Oct 8

We've added some glider fun to the October 8 Second Saturday events!

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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!