The PBY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, established September 22, 1998, is dedicated to the preservation and study of all PBY “Catalina” aircraft as well as the aviation history of NAS Whidbey Island and the role of Naval Aviation in the history of the Whidbey Island and Puget Sound Communities.
Our initial mission was to preserve the PBY and all seaplanes once based at the seaplane facility on Whidbey Island. We now include all aircraft that have been based and flown from NAS Whidbey Island from 1942 to the present day.
Beginning with the past and moving through to the present day, young and old alike will enjoy a memorable journey through history at the PBY Memorial Foundation’s PBY-NAVAL AIR MUSEUM located in Oak Harbor Washington. From displays dedicated to all wars and conflicts from WWII to today, to impressive artifacts, two flight simulators and more, the PBY-NAVAL AIR MUSEUM promises to educate and entertain!
Do you love history, classic aircraft – maybe both? Come join us! We are looking for more members and volunteers!
Gigi is a PBY-5A Catalina “flying boat.” This particular aircraft appears to have been built in 1943 and was stationed here in Oak Harbor in 1945. During her tenure at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, she bounced up and down … Continue reading
On the last weekend in January, GiGi made the 2+ mile trek through the streets of Oak Harbor and is now at the new Aircraft Display Area across the street from the PYB – Naval Air Museum on SE Pioneer … Continue reading
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. … Continue reading
Our PBY-5A getting ready for the move from Seaplane Base to the parking lot across the street form the PBY-Naval Air Museum her home for the next 4 years. … Continue reading
“You did it! All of you who supported our matching fund campaign – you pushed us over the top this week. A big THANK YOU to everyone whose contributions enabled PBYMF to match the $12,500 grant from Confidence Foundation of … Continue reading
Update 3. Confidence Foundation of South Pasadena Challenge Grant. “We have hit $9600 or about 77% of our $12,500 target Thanks to all for your great support. About $2900 to go. Please join in and push us over the goal … Continue reading