The PBY Memorial Foundation is taking on the biggest challenge in our history. Like most challenges, it also presents great opportunities. We have been working for more than a year on plans to move off of the Seaplane Base at … Continue reading
This is our PBY-5A Catalina 6 Feb 1980 at Palm Springs Airport showing blisters removed and new skin and hatches along with a new taller rudder. Owned by Dr. Forest Bird. … Continue reading
Our PBY-5A Catalina Oct 1965 with Navy NAS Atlanta in a red stripe just before tail and a well weathered paint and demilitarized, not guns, no radar dome and no external antennas. Photo taken at Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport) … Continue reading
Our PBY-5A Catalina while assigned to the USCG. This photo was taken April 25, 1945 at USCG Station San Francisco,CA. Photo provided by Jason Taylor’s grandfather William (Bill) E. Taylor Jr is in the back 2nd from the right the photo. … Continue reading
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Thank You, Art Aasland for your donation of this Astro Compass Mk 2. Art was looking at our Restoration page at the list of needed items and noticed that there was an Astro Compass Mk 2 listed and emailed us … Continue reading
The Restoration Crew has recently manufactured mounting frames for the windscreens, installed new windscreens and frame,s and painted the frames. They also removed both main mounts, inspected the brakes, cleaned the spindles and bearings, greased the spindles, and packed the … Continue reading
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!
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