|Go for a drive in a vintage car.
This is a
You Will Not Want to Miss!
COME LEARN WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A HOOD RIVER PILOT!
Here's the Schedule:
9 - Museum Opens
Veterans and Seniors always get a discount at WAAAM
*****JUST ANNOUNCED FOR KIDS!
Kids activities will be going on, too, throughout the day. Stop by the desk to find out what it's all about!
*****ALSO - GO ON A "PRETEND" FLIGHT ON SECOND SATURDAY!
"Go on a make-believe flight" in the 1957 Beech (the big yellow airplane in the center of M2).
Boarding will happen every half hour from 10:30 to 1:30. You will be seated, be told all about the plane and have an opportunity to ask questions. Just like in 1957!
10-2 - ACTION! - Flying and Driving.
From 10am - 2pm. Come early so you don't miss the fun.
See 'em fly. See 'em driving. You might even get a chance to ride in an antique car or board an old airplane! See the list below of cars out driving this Second Saturday between 10 and 2.
11 - Be a Pilot in Hood River. Hear Speaker Scott Gifford of Classic Wings at the Hood River Airport
Give You the Low-down on Flying High in Hood River!
11 -1 Tour the Big Blue Caboose
11-1 - Lunch! Served from 11 to 1.
1 - Restoration Shop Tour
Tour the hidden places at WAAAM and see how boxes of miscellaneous junk and rusty old parts are turned magically (add lots of elbow grease) into beautifully restored pieces of art.
Come again - WAAAM is open 362 days a year!
Keep on learning... every day!
Progress Report from Jay
Out in the restoration shop we have been making steady progress on the engine cowling for the Stearman Model 70, as you can see there are a lot of rivets to install and they have to be in just the right place so the new cowling will match the look of the original.
On two of the recent sunny days when the main hanger was warmer, we installed the cockpit cowling (the leather covered padding around where the pilot and passengers sit) and wind screens on the Waco 9, which make it look a lot more finished and classy.
Now on to things that do not fly, (well sort of don't fly). In the last few weeks the restoration crew has started working on refurbishing a Link ground instrument trainer that WAAAM acquired over the past year. Due to the extreme complexity of the inner workings, this will be just a static display once it is re-covered and painted.
Here's a picture of the Link with Allan Bell and Dale Young working on it. Hope to see you all this second Saturday for our restoration shop tour at 1pm in hanger H1. Jay
Our First Scheduled 2016
Learn How to
On May 28.
Sign up NOW for this fun class. We will also have additional classes on June 28, July 23, August 27 and September 24.
The money earned from these classes goes to maintaining our fleet of WAAAM owned vehicles.
Get behind the wheel and drive into history at WAAAM
WAAAM Car Guys*
"Monthly Smoke Signals"! February 2016
The Car Guys got going this winter on a "Storage Building" that will be located on the east side of Museum 3. The storage building will consist of a 30' x 36' pole building kit.
We expect the engineering plans will be ready for submittal to the Hood River County Building Department by the first week in February. Once the plans have been ap
proved by the County, the building kit will be delivered to WAAAM two weeks later. We hope to begin erecting and constructing the building in early spring.
The Car Guys will readily accept anyone's help to erect the building and if any WAAAM member wishes to contribute to the Car Guys Building Fund, please note on your donation:
"Car Guys Building Fund".
To date we have raised $15,500!
A HUGE THANKS to WAAAM and several other very generous people, who have donated to the building fund.
*used in plural to refer to the members of a group
regardless of sex <saw her and the rest of the guys>
What the Car Guys are doing in the Restoration Shop
The following Maintenance & Light Repair Program (MLR) has been recently completed: Checked out two 1960 vintage Ford T-Birds and a 1931 Chevy Phaeton.
Repair accomplishments: Starter and passenger door handle on 1931 2 door Chevy sedan. Installed battery cutoff switches on 3 vehicles, purged bad fuel from 1948 Chrysler, charged batteries, installed new head gasket on '24 Model-T, rebuilt carburetor on '24 and '27 Model-T, '35 Chevy transmission linkage repair/adjustment.
The restoration project of our 1922 Velie is progressing nicely thanks to the hard work of Cal Cargill, Don Briggs, Bob Wooldridge, Gene Wright, Steve Roberts and Paige Meyers...The Velie generator mount and gas tank is being fabricated, head light and tail light system being wired and the new hood readying for installation. Check it out!
The 1927 Studebaker is being readied for a new top. This is a challenging job as parts of the wooden frame are shot and the new parts must be hand crafted.
How You Can Help
As you can see, the Car Guys are really getting organized and are actively seeking additional volunteers to join our team. We have a need for volunteers who can do basic auto maintenance, upholstery, wood body, metal body, fabrication, electrical, mechanical and grant writing.
Needed: Drivers and Hosts
Additionally, we need car ride drivers for all Second Saturday events, parades, cruise boat guests and special events. Finally, WAAAM car ride hosts to load/unload people.
Become a "Car Guy" Volunteer
We hope you are interested in becoming a WAAAM Car Guy Volunteer, so please contact Stephanie Hatch, AKA "Wonder Woman" at
and she will pass along your information to either Steve Roberts, Dale Nicol, Steve Tolson or Studebaker Bob Wooldridge and get you on our team(s).
WAAAM's Stinson Reliant engine
is returning very soon -
we sent it off to assess the damage done from a hydraulic lock before it was donated to the museum. We'd done some fundraising because the base price for them to tear it apart and look at it was $8,000 and at worst the fix would cost us $30,000.
Fortunately the damage came in at about half the worst case scenario price and the jar in the museum has been filled up enough to cover the cost!
Time is Now
WAAAM is a qualifying
501 C 3 Non- profit Museum.
Your donations of money, items, stock, real estate etc are tax deductible!
Remember the benefits of the Oregon Cultural Trust matching credit.
Volunteers can take certain deductions too!
"This is a superb museum and anyone who lives or visits PORTLAND needs to come see these relics!"
Director of WAAAM.
Talk to Judy about her work at WAAAM and you're likely to hear something like this:
"WAAAM is just a very amazing place and it continues to amaze me every day. When I arrived in 2009 with the intention of staying a couple of years, I had no idea of the fantastic volunteers and people that I could work with everyday. That factor alone has been the highlight of my 6 + years here at WAAAM. I knew I liked Hood River (raised my kids here), airplanes & flying, but the team work has been the extraordinary bonus."
February 13 -
10 to 2:
We expect to have the following cars out for rides
914 Model-T Depot Hack
931 Model-A Roadster with a rumble seat!
1931 Chevy 2dr. hardtop sedan
Chrysler New York, 4dr. sedan
1931 Ford Model-A 2dr. sedan
aka "Green wheels."
It's Happening Here
The Wind, the Wave, the Thrill
What it takes to be a Hood River pilot
Stearman 70 Celebration
A One of a Kind Aircraft
A Gathering of Fords
Driving through the Decades
Local History Spotlight:
100th Anniversary of the
Columbia River Hwy
Aviation Camp for Kids
Driving through the Decades
5th Annual WAAAM
Car Show & Swap Meet
Driving through the Decades 1950s
Motorcycles!! Ride On
Annual Hood River Fly-in
September 10 & 11
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Year of the Stearman
The 30's! Cars & Planes
Dress the Part
Museum is Closed Today
Christmas during Wartime-
Keeping the home fires burning
Museum is Closed Today
Shop the Museum Store
(no admission required to shop)
The second shirt in the WAAAM Collection Series is here!
1914 Ford Model T Depot Hack
T-Shirt - Pick one up in the WAAAM Gift Shop Today!
More Ideas for a Special Valentine's Day Present:
DVD's, Books, Calendars, Glassware, Wine, Clothing, Hats, Puzzles, Toys, Admission Passes, Memberships/ Annual Pass,
Model T Driving School, and much more
WAAAM Members receive a 10% discount
THANK YOU, DONNA!
Many thanks to DONNA DAVIDSON for all the years she worked so hard to put out a wonderful WAAAM Newsletter.
Donna put out her first Newsletter for WAAAM in January 2009 and her last contribution was January 2016.
Way to go, Donna and Thank you!
Beginning with this issue, I will be producing the WAAAM newsletter for you. Keep your fingers crossed that I will be able to follow in Donna's footsteps. She's a hard act to follow!
You can find me around the museum on Mondays or can
Email any ideas or suggestions to me at any time:
Jinx Griswold Jinxie3946@yahoo.com
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