Second Saturday will be all about pilots

Want to learn all about being a Hood River pilot? Come on by the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum on Feb. 13 for a special talk sponsored by Classic Wings at 11 a.m. about Hood River pilots.

The talk will include fun information for people who don’t know much about the airport in Hood River and interesting things for people who regularly fly around the Gorge, too.

“So many people in town don’t know there is an airport in Hood River,” said Museum Director Judy Newman. “We couldn’t have the flying and driving museum we have without an airport.”

The Second Saturday events will also provide a rare opportunity for visitors to get inside WAAAM’s 1957 Beech. This big, bright yellow airplane has been closed to visitors since mid-2013.

The aircraft restoration shop will also be open to tour at 1 p.m. Cars and airplanes will be flying and driving between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Open 9-5 daily, WAAAM ( collects, restores, preserves, and exhibits airplanes from the Dawn of Flight through the Golden Age of Flight and historically significant cars and trucks from the first half of the 20th century. Located on the Hood River Airport at 1600 Air Museum Road. Admission for adults is $14, 65-plus is $12, kids 5-18 are $6, under 4 are free.

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