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A 1929 Command-Aire and a WWII Schweizer TG-3 Training Glider now call WAAAM their home.
The airplane count at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum is now up to 97 thanks to the addition of this 1929 Command-Aire. This breaking news was featured in our newsletter first. The unveiling to the general public did not occur until our June 8th Second Saturday. Just so everyone is on the same page now - a 1929 Command-Aire joins the team bringing our count to 97 airplanes!

With the increasing interest in flying,and pilot  training, Command-Aire introduced the model 3C3-T in May of 1929. Carrying ATC No. 150, thirty or more of this type were manufactured and sold for $1130 in 1929. La­ter in 1930, the price was reduced to $2250. The one elongated cockpit was quite roomy for two people seated tandem and was dubbed the "bath tub."
 
WAAAMs 3C3-T Bath Tub is the last of its kind. 

Also of note, this makes the 8th aircraft in the collection powered by the Curtiss OX-5. We think that's a record!

Our new World War II Schweizer TG-3 Training Glider took its time getting here but the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum is glad to have it. Aircraft 95 took its time getting here but we're glad to now be home to a WWII Schweizer TG-3 Training Glider.

About two months ago this last flying TG3 glider was purchased by WAAAM with funds donated to acquire a rare and flying aircraft. This is reported to be the last of the flying Schweizer TG3s.
 
Both airplanes will be flown when the airport opens back up.
   

Events Calendar  

August

August 6 - 1950s Driving School

August 13 - Second Saturday - Motorcycles and Vintage Snowmobiles

August 27 - Model T Driving School

September

September 10 & 11 - Annual Hood River Fly-in

September 17 - International Model A Day 

September 24 - Model T Driving School

October

October 1 - Model T Driving School

October 8 - Second Saturday - The 30s - Cars and Planes of the 1930s

Full Calendar

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Join Us for the WAAAM Traffic Jam!

July 9, 2016

Come to the 2016 WAAAM Traffic Jam!

Registration available here.

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Come Celebrate International Model A Day!

September 17, 2016

Don't miss this gathering of Model As and Model Ts at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.

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Join Us for the Annual Hood River Fly-In!

September 10 & 11, 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Annual Hood River Fly-In!

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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!