PBY – Naval Air Museum – Whidbey Island

The PBY – Naval Air Museum (operated by the PBY Memorial Foundation) can be found in downtown Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island in Washington state. The Oak Harbor section of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island was once a thriving seaplane base and during World War Two the Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibious patrol bomber (also used for Search… Read More PBY – Naval Air Museum – Whidbey Island

NAS Whidbey Island Open House 2016: Goodbye P-3C Orion & Hello P-8A Poseidon

The NAS Whidbey Island Open House 2016 provided a real changing of the guard type moment, with the static display of a US Navy stalwart, the Lockheed P-3C Orion side by side with its successor the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Variants of the P-3 Orion have served the United States and many nations with pride… Read More NAS Whidbey Island Open House 2016: Goodbye P-3C Orion & Hello P-8A Poseidon

NAS Whidbey Island Gate Guardians

US Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island in Washington state has an impressive pair of gate guardians. A Grumman A-6E Intruder attack aircraft from Attack Squadron 145 (VA-145) the Swordsmen and a Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic attack aircraft from Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) the Vikings sit proudly on Highway 20 just outside their former base. First introduced… Read More NAS Whidbey Island Gate Guardians