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2015 September Newsletter 
Come see hundreds and hundreds of planes flying in from all over the continent!

Fun, Food, Flying, Learning, Laughing, Listening, Seeing, Believing, Enjoying, Riding, Reading, Talking, Sharing, Shopping, Eating, Gazing.
Be Inspired.
Join us. You'll be glad you did.

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New Arrivals Since Last Newsletter. 

Our most recent   automobile gift. 
1917 King Motor Car
Donated by Frank and Reta Alberti   
If you have heard of a King Motor Car you are one of the few who are in the know about this early US Automobile Manufacturer.

"The thing I like most about this car is it appeals to the grand kids, this vehicle is a great way to connect with new generations! And it is pleasing to look at and appeals to women ;-) "
says 98 year old Frank.  
Believed to be one of 8 Kings left!  

The Gift of Flight   

Jack Kahle hands over the Coupe to Volunteer Ben Davidson

  1940 Cub Coupe - Piper J4     
Note the original grill! What a great face
this bird has.

Why Smilin' Jack?
When you meet Jack Kahle you will immediately know. His smile is genuine and he is passionate about airplanes and flying them (as was the comic strip Smilin Jack of the 1930s)

This is the second aeroplane Jack and Farole Kahle have donated to WAAAM . Our new little Cub Coupes' restoration was completed by Kahle three years ago and its first flight was taken on the day she became a part of the  WAAAM fleet of antique aircraft. 

Engine Continental 85-12 (85 hp)  
Service Ceiling 15,000 ft
Cruise 92 mph
Top Speed 100 mph
Empty Weight 842 lbs
Gross Weight 1301 lbs
Number Built 1251

Fun Facts!
Zack Mosley (cartoonist - Adventures of Smilin' Jack) flew his J4 during The Great Migration of 1940 that was a major promotion by Gulf Oil and the manufactures of Cub, Taylorcraft and  Aeronca. More than 600 small aircraft from around the nation flew to Flordia  and the most amazing thing...each pilot was sent a "credit card" to be used for the fuel needed for their trip!
Check out these fun links:

The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Zack Mosley Cartoonist
The Great Migration of 1940

Issue 9, 2015
Visitor Quotes:

"I have never seen such an amount of restoration in one place. Keep up the good work. -- Kim Aust
"This exhibit has us "Flying  High"  -- Ed, Las Vegas 
"I feel like I am in a buddy's hanger when I am in here"--  Darcy   
It's Happening Here
September 11
Pilot Nite.

September 12
Second Saturday
 Hundreds of planes

September 12 &13 
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Hundreds & Hundreds  of planes fly in

September 19 
International Model A Day

September 26
Extra Class!
 Model T Driving School.
Only 4 spaces left.

October 10
Second Saturday
The 20's- Cars, Planes and More.

November 14
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight-
General Airways

December 12
Second Saturday
Paper Airplane Contest.
Start practicing now


For the first time ever we have a WAAAM calendar
Ken Olsson &  
Nich Bielemeier 

Many Thanks to Nicholas Bielemeier of Nicholas Photography for these beautiful pictures and  for taking the ball and running with it to get it done!
And to Ken Olsson for helping all the way.

On Sale at the Fly In

Limited Edition 2016 
12 months Art Calendar! 

So beautiful you will have 
12 new pictures hanging on your wall!

Order by phone  
Call the museum 
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Plan for Christmas now! 


Visit Often with a



Solo    (individual)              $50 

Family                       $100
( 2 adult of the same household + their children/grandchildren 18 yrs & under)
Member +1 (guest)     $120
(one named member who can bring a  guest
Members +2 (guest)   $150
(two named members who can bring 2 guest each ) 
membership benefits are


~ Unlimited museum visits
~ Gift Shop 10% discounts
~ Monthly Newsletter
~ Members only  events 
~Tax deductible (check limits with your tax adviser)
WAAAM is supported by you.
(Not Tax Dollars)
Business Membership are
Now Available. Call us for information.

  Open Daily   9 ~ 5

Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day  



WVFA-Flying Club
1953 PA-20 Pacer

The WAAAM Volunteers  

Flying Association! 

for more info

Fly-in Volunteers! fly in smiles
Here is your schedule:

Wed.   Set Up 10am
Thurs. Set Up 10am
Fri.        4p-10p
Sat.  7-12    12-5     5-10
Sun  7-12    12-5

Stop in if you want to know your position before the big day. Wear you Green Crew Shirt.

One More Model T Class This Year! 2013.1 Model T Driving School
WOW! don't miss your last chance to make a stab at learning to drive a
Model T

September 26th!
9am- 3pm

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031