The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) has released its new WAAAM iPhone app just in time for the Annual Fly-In, which will be held Sept. 9-11 in Hood River, Ore.
The basic WAAAM iPhone app is free and provides a mini-tour of the museum, featuring photos and information about 20 of the old planes, cars, trucks and motorcycles. It also offers videos, news, and information about the founder, directions and more.
There is an option to upgrade for those who want to see more vehicles and/or want to support the WAAAM app project. 2Morrow Mobile will donate any profits from the app back to the museum to help with restoration projects like the Boeing Model 70, which is the actual prototype for the Kaydet biplane trainer that eventually would be used for primary flight training by nearly every U.S. Army and Navy pilot during World War I. Future app updates with more information are planned.
“The best part about this museum is that it is alive! It is moving to hear the engines roar and see these old planes fly. You can’t help but imagine (or remember) what life was like way back when,” says Judy Newman, director at WAAAM. “We are very excited and hopeful that this app will expose new generations to a bit of the magic from the early days of transportation and the wonder that is WAAAM.”
The app was created by WAAAM volunteers including Brandon Masterson of 2Morrow Mobile. Masterson suggested the app idea to WAAAM as a way for the museum to gain exposure to a new audience and to help showcase the impressive collection of more than 200 antique airplanes, cars, trucks, motorcycles and military vehicles that are preserved in operating condition at WAAAM.
“This WAAAM iPhone app will help introduce the history and innovation surrounding the golden age of transportation to a whole new generation,” explains Masterson. “We are using today’s technology to preserve the technology of the past.”
The “WAAAM” app is now available for FREE from the iTunes App Store.