Pick of the Week: WAAAM Second Saturday event Oct. 13 features antique gliders

WAAAM’s upcoming Second Saturday event will feature antique gliders, such as this World War II-era glider, pictured above.

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum will be all about soaring for its Second Saturday event on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum will have several of its antique gliders out soaring for visitors to see and enjoy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will learn about the local gliding community and what makes Hood River such an awesome place to go flying, said a museum press release.

“A not-to-miss flying exhibit on this day is one of WAAAM’s World War II training gliders,” the press release continued. “WAAAM’s training gliders were recently invited to attend the largest aviation gathering in the U.S. to help celebrate a little-known part of WWII and even won two awards for quality restoration. They are all back on display at the museum.”

In addition to the flying, WAAAM’s antique automobiles also be out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give rides to visitors who attend the event. WAAAM is located on the Hood River Airport at 1600 Air Museum Road in Hood River.

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum collects, restores, preserves and exhibits airplanes from the Dawn of Flight through the Golden Age of Flight and historically significant cars and trucks emphasizing the first half of the 20th century.

General admission is $16, 65 and over and veterans are $14, kids between 5-18 are $7 and anyone under 4 is free. More at www.waaamuseum.org.

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