Soon to retire WAAAM Director of Restorations Tom Murphy holds forth on the Stearman Model 70 at its public unveiling.
WAAAM Director of Restorations Tom Murphy answers questions about the Stearman Model 70 at its public unveiling.
Antique biplane ride. One of the most popular activities at the annual fly-in.
A scaled down P-51 replica surrounded by military vehicles and equipment.
Camouflage on an Ercoupe!!?? You bet!
The MVCC display is welcome every year. WAAAM's newly arrived White M3A1 Scout Car is in the background.
MVCC's Stuart tank on the move.
WAAAM's Piper J-3P Cub. One of only two Cubs that still fly with the Lenape Papoose engine. It was a star at 2012's EAA Airventure in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
A gorgeous WACO ASO.
Lake-Gary Jodell D-11
Just A/C Highlander
The most popular vehicle at the Fly-in!
Bring your own aluminum polish!
One of many rows of handsome visiting airplanes.
That open giant door invites visitors into the museum.
Idyllic, isn't it?
And that's just the count of those who registered!
There they go again!
A view down the front row.
This just has to be the ad agency's photo.
Another view of the front row.
"Does this hangar make me look fat?"
Tim Lunceford has brought his Heath Super Parasol (right) back to WAAAM.
Surely the star of this year's Fly-in and a double award winner.
Ruth Holden and Curt "Rocky" Walters came to the 2012 Fly-in in their 1937 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior. Ruth is the daughter of Paul E. Richter, one of TWA's founders.
There's just no stopping them!
It's quiet up here but the action's out back.
The crew's in place and the door's open ... bring on the visitors!
Visitors enjoying the museum.
Photographer Nicholas Bielemeier's display. Many of the photos are of WAAAM cars and airplanes.
WAAAM Fly-in volunteers around the souvenir tent.
Dozens of people took dozens of antique biplane flights. The view of the valley and of the Fly-in is a great treat.
Headed for the Columbia River.
WAAAM Fifth Anniversary information board.
Fly-in Boss Ken Olsson with Volunteer Bruce Dallas.
Fly-in shirts from all the prior years.
Hangar H3 Food Court.
Somebody's been working hard and needs just another minute to digest lunch.
Front and center: a scarce and unusual Fairchild KR-21.
AMS FLIGHT D O O Carat A motor glider.
The wing walkers earn their keep when this guy taxies out.
WAAAM Volunteers Lois Bowman and Dan Lubbers.
WAAAM volunteers work hard all weekend and still find the energy for a laugh.
The Beer Garden.
Another passenger manifest of happy people flys by.
Organic Sol performs with guest trombonist (and WAAAM volunteer) Jack Bee.
Organic Sol and guest soloist entertain in the Food Court hangar.
A musical interlude.
The WAAAM / Hood River Fly-in is probably the only fly-in in the country with its own Official Bagpiper.
The first of two 5th birthday cakes.
The second of two 5th birthday cakes. WAAAM volunteer Paul Antunes did a mighty fine job on that poster design.
The two hardest working people in the whole place.
WAAAM Museum Director Judy Newman
Assistant Museum Director Donna Davidson.
I'm getting a crick in my neck.
Two related relics.
WAAAM's navigation beacon tower and the antique New Standard biplane.
A fly-by upon departure.
Heading for home after a great weekend at a great Fly-in.
A smoke trail salutes the close of the event.
If you've got it, flaunt it!
Homebound. Come back next year!
WAAAM Director of Restorations Tom Murphy digs into an oversized piece of his retirement cake.
And, of course, it's the slice with the Curtiss JN-4D Jenny.
See you next year, Mike!