Coming soon to the streets of Oak Harbor, WA is the PBY-5A Catalina aircraft belonging to our PBY-Naval Air Museum. Months of preparation and planning will come to fruition on the last weekend of January – the 24th and 25th. Our Catalina, affectionately known as GiGi will be towed from the NAS Whidbey Island Seaplane Base through the streets of Oak Harbor WA to a new Aircraft Display Area across the street from our Museum. GiGi’s journey will complete our transition off of the Seaplane Base to our much more accessible downtown location.
Watch this website or follow GiGi on the PBY Memorial Foundation Facebook page. This will be a historical event for a legendary aircraft. Seldom do you see a vintage WWII aircraft rolling down a public street. If you can adjust your circadian rhythm to join the crowds on Pioneer Way and Bayshore Drive in Oak Harbor you will see this historical Cat on her way to a new home and new place in the hearts of aviation and history buffs. She will start onto Pioneer Way at midnight and expects to arrive at the Aircraft Display Area around 5 AM on Sunday morning.