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!
On May 20, 2017 our first annual Celebration of Flight Dinner and Auction was an unqualified success. The final tally of proceeds was $90,000, we now have funds for a new simulator and to sponsor a PBY from Victoria, BC … Continue reading
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
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