The WAAAM Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum has one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aeroplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country. The items on display at this museum are not only full of history, they're full of LIFE!
Whether you're a fan of airplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, or history, a visit to WAAAM's three hangars full of all of the above is going to be a highlight of your trip.
And the amazing thing is that this is not just a collection of exhibits. It is a gathering of living machines returned to doing what they were built to do.
1928 BOEING 40C, N5339
The oldest flying Boeing in the world
now lives at WAAAM!
This was your friendly editor's very favorite story and airplane in an afternoon packed with favorites. Enjoy the story, and get out there and see it in Hood River!
Boeing 5339's life started in April of 1928 when Boeing delivered the airplane to Pacific Air Transport (PAT). Pacific Air Transport operated the airplane on Commercial Air Mail (CAM) 8 from Seattle, WA to San Diego , CA.
Canyonville Mailplane Story from Oregon Aviation Museum
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Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031
Open Daily 9 - 5 Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Photo credits: WAAAM, Ryan Pemberton
SECOND SATURDAY JANUARY 13th, 2018 _10a - 2p
Join us the Second Saturday of each month when WAAAM gets the engines running. Action occurs between 10am and 2pm. Lunch is served between 11am and 1pm.
Second Saturdays throughout the winter will be held indoors. Weather permitting, cars and airplanes will be taken outside. Otherwise, there will be indoor events including demonstrations, special exhibits and hands on experiences for visitors.
Our antique aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, tractors, military jeeps and engines all get their day in the sun when museum volunteers get to show visitors that this is not just a bunch of old, dead stuff ... that life goes on for our artifacts!