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September 2016 Newsletter 
Welcome to the Fly-in edition! We've got a jam packed event coming up this weekend!

The Annual Hood River Fly-In is WAAAMs biggest fundraiser of the year and always a 
bucket full of fun. 
Added bonus? It's WAAAM's Birthday too! Help us celebrate with style!

This Fly-in is a two day event - Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 
We are open an extra hour 8am to 5pm both days.

There is a special event admission price for the Fly-in? $10 adults, $5 kids and even a special two day ticket price if you just can't get enough of the fun!

Here's the schedule:

Saturday, September 10th (2016)

Hours - Activities

All Day. - Aircraft arriving and departing.
All Day. - Take a flight in a 1930 biplane.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Museum and Fly-In Open
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Lions Club Pancake Breakfast - Event admission required. (Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, OJ and coffee.)
All day. - Oregon Department of Aviation
All day. - Port of Hood River
9:00 a.m. - FAAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Maintaining Your Antique Airplane" with Curt Cowly
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Lunch - GREAT FOOD
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Beer Garden opens - Thank you Full Sail!
11:00 a.m. - FAASTeam Pilot Seminar "The Ins and Outs of ADS-B Compliance" with Dewey Conry and Chris Brand
NOON! - The Stearman Story featuring the Model 70, Terry Brandt, Addison Pemberton, and Ben Scott
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Book Signing with John Trudel
1:00 p.m. - FAASTeam Pilots Seminar - "Introduction to Aviation Wilderness Survival" with Ian Mortensen
2:00 p.m. - Cutting the Birthday Cake! WAAAM is 9 years old!!!
3:00 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
5:00 p.m. - Museum Closes for the Day - More Action Tomorrow
6:00 p.m. - Awards Dinner: Tri-Tip Dinner Tickets $20 (Catering by the West Side Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner music by "River City Jazz.")

Sunday, September 11th (2016)

Hours - Activities

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

All Day. - Take a flight in a 1930 biplane or an airplane - prices vary.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Museum and Fly-In Open
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Lions Club Pancake Breakfast starts - Event admission required. (Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, OJ and coffee.)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - WAAAM Restoration Shop Open House
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Lunch - GREAT FOOD
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 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.
5:00 p.m.
- Fly-In Closes.

There will be food, vendors with all kinds of stuff, a great museum, and a ton of airplanes visiting from all over! 

A not to miss is the Saturday noon presentation about the one and only Stearman Model 70. (It's the one on the poster this year.) 

The Awards Dinner put on by the West Side Fire Department is always so delicious you just might cry - tickets for the dinner are $20 and there is only a limited number available. 

Biplane rides are extremely popular every year and will fly all day, both days. The biplane is a 1930 New Standard Model D-25 named "Stanley" that was designed with four passenger seats specifically for barnstorming. "Stanley," with pilot Mike Carpentiero, has been coming to the Fly-in for several years and gives his passengers an aerial view of the Fly-in, the Hood and Columbia Rivers, the City of Hood River and the orchards in the valley.

And did we mention there is a special event admission price for the Fly-in? $10 adults, $5 kids and even a special two day ticket price if you just can't get enough of the fun!

Keep on learning... every day!
More coming up after the 
International Model A Day
September 17 --  from 10 to 2. 

A special program starting at 11am about the "Around the World Trip" that was undertaken by 8 people in 4 Model As. 
If you haven't heard about this awesome adventure come and find out! 
If you've got a Model A bring it on down.

Danger Close Book Talk 
  Sunday September 18 at 1pm! 

Pilot and US Army Veteran Amber Smith will be talking about her book, and signing copies at the WAAAM on Sunday, September 18 at 1pm. Before joining the armed services Smith earned her wings at the Ken Jernsted Airfield. She served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005 and 2008 flying Kiowa Warrior helicopters in combat. Her talk will include information on the book as well as stories of her service and answer your questions, too. 

WAAAM Car Guys* 
"Monthly Smoke Signals"!  September 2016

August is over and school has started!

We finished up our last new class, "Cars of the 50's" and the fourth Model-T class on August 27. We still have two more Model-T classes yet to do. That will round out the year with a total of 9 auto classes!
The funds collected for the classes help to maintain our growing fleet of WAAAM vehicles. Thanks to all of the Car Guy Volunteers who help instruct the students in safe operation of the cars.

One major accomplishment was the "sorting into plastic containers" of all the loose parts we brought back from Kirkland last month. Phil Jensen donated a "Chevy Suburban load" of plastic boxes we put to use the same day!

Thanks to Andy, Gene, Steve, David and Robert for sorting the "treasures". It was a thankless and dirty job, but the end result is we can search and locate parts needed to finish the 1915 Willys. Hangar 3 now has some semblance of order to it!

Also a big thanks to John Benton for providing the fruit boxes, we used to "load up with parts".

The photo car for September is our 1923 Model-T Touring car. It is very photogenic with visitors posing inside it!

We are still raising money to complete the interior of the garage and plan to make more progress during this winter. If you need a tax write off, please send your donation to WAAAM c/o the Car Guys Garage Interior.

On the MLR Program front, thanks to Robert Smithwick, Andy Anderson, Robb Harding, Cal Cargill, Don Durr, Gene Wright, Paige Myers, Chip & Nancy Starr, David Castillo and Steve Roberts for their help this past month.

   Thanks to our unsung WAAAM volunteer drivers, who are much appreciated in the driving classes, Second Saturday event and the Columbia River Cruise Boat car rides. Without their help, WAAAM would not be the same!

The Car Guys are actively seeking additional volunteers to join our team. We need volunteers who can do basic auto maintenance, upholstery, wood body or metal body repair, fabrication, electrical, mechanical and grant writing. Additionally, we need car ride drivers for all Second Saturday events, parades, cruise boat guests and special events, as well as WAAAM car ride hosts to load/unload people.
We hope you are interested in becoming a WAAAM Car Guy Volunteer. Please contact Stephanie Hatch at stephanie@waaamuseum.org .  

*used in plural to refer to the members of a group 
regardless of sex <saw her and the rest of the guys>

WVFA-Flying Club
1953 PA-20 Pacer
The WAAAM Volunteers Flying Association! 

Contact  waaamflyingclub@gmail.com  for more info
Issue 2, 2016

Scan the QR Code to find out even more about the 2016 Fly-In!

Earn WINGS Credit at this weekend's seminars.

All seminars are held in the 
Building M3 Training Area.
Friday September 9th --  4:00 p.m.
"Owner Performed Aircraft Maintenance and What You CAN Legally Do Yourself"
Presenter: Jakonah Matson-Bell, A&P IA, WAAAM Aircraft Restoration Specialist
Saturday September 10th  --  9:00 a.m.
"Maintaining Your Antique Airplane"
Presenter: Curt Cowley, FAASTeam Program Manager
Saturday September 10th  --  11:00 a.m.
"The Ins and Outs of ADS-B Compliance"
Presenters: Dewey Conroy and Chris Brand, Pacific Coast Avionics
Saturday September 10th  --  1:00 p.m.
"Introduction to Aviation Wilderness Survival"
Presenter: Ian Mortensen, TacAero
Saturday September 10th  --  3:00 p.m.
"A Kinder and Gentler FAA? - The New Compliance Philosophy"
Presenter: Curt Cowley, FAASTeam Program Manager


Who doesn't like to complete a set?

This is an Aeronca K, like the one we aquired for WAAAM.  Nice, huh?

We got a new airplane! It's an Aeronca K. This airplane really makes us at the museum feel great, because it means we've pretty much completed our "Aeronca Set" - with 8 on the museum's display floor! The new Aeronca K needs a little bit of restoration work before it joins the fold but with its acquisition we now have every major Aeronca aircraft produced. Neat!

It's Happening Here

September 10 & 11
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Year of the Stearman

September 17 

September 24th
Sorry - SOLD OUT

October 1
Model T Driving School
Sorry - SOLD OUT

October 8
Second Saturday
The 30's! Cars & Planes
Dress the Part

November 12
Second Saturday
Military Uniforms

November 24
Thanksgiving Day
Museum is Closed Today

December 10
Second Saturday
Christmas during Wartime-
Keeping the home fires burning

December 25
Christmas Day
Museum is Closed Today


Now here's the part we really don't want to talk about....

The new building project isn't done yet. We had hope but completion by the Fly-in is still a nope. A solid nope. 
But that's ok! This dynamite event doesn't need another acre of display space to be awesome and we've done some Second Saturday practice runs so our crew hardly notices the construction now. You can expect all of the fabulously fun times to be had during the event to be just as awesome or more so than the past. See you all there!

Shop the Museum Store
(no admission required to shop) 

We've got limited 
edition 2016 Fly-In merchandise coming your way! 

The limited edition merchandise   almost always sells out quickly;  so get it while  you can! 

T-Shirts: $20

And there's more:  DVD's, Books, Calendars, Glassware, Wine, Clothing, Hats, Puzzles, Toys, Admission Passes, Memberships/ Annual Passes,  and much more

WAAAM Members 
receive a 10% discount


WAAAM Calendars 
are here! 
Just $20!

These beautiful photos 
of WAAAM's airplanes and automobiles will 
make any home or office beautiful and are a 
great gift for your 
favorite pilot, too!

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