The first day of the Boeing Seafair Air Show enjoyed great weather and large crowds. Volunteers Osaretin Omofonmwan , Al Hernandez, Dennis Nealon, John and Jackie Hughes, Patty Henry and Kevin Jackson, with his family, manned the booth which gave them a front row seat for the Blue Angels takeoff and landing for the air show. The next day, Sunday, also had perfect air show weather. Justin Awtry, Audrey Johnston, Patty Henry, Al Hernandez and, new volunteer, Jeffrey Harmon also enjoyed a great day watching the Blues and touring Museum of Flight Jet Blast Bash exhibits. In addition, [...]
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Capt. (USN) Matt Arny, Commanding Officer, NASWI, greets museum volunteer Mike Legere at the local Chamber of Commerce's annual Military Appreciation picnic. Arny became the new commanding officer on August 17th of this year.
John Love is our Volunteer in the Spotlight this quarter. He hails from Carrabassett, ME and served four years in the Marine Corps as an avionics technician. His aviation experience involved working on F-4 Phantoms. Love works in the Accessioning department and states “I saw the ad in the newspaper asking for anyone with aircraft experience to work at the Museum so I signed up. I worked one day on the airplane and not a day since… I guess they saw I had additional talents and decided to put them to use.” Love, amongst others, receives artifacts from [...]
Commodore Keven "KD" Long and Deputy Commodore Erin Osborne of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 visited on Thursday, 9 Aug. (Photo by Richard Rezabek)
As we approach the end of 2018, many thanks to our PBY Memorial Foundation members who have renewed their membership. Thank you, also, to those who have included donations with their new memberships and with their renewals! Our latest new members are: Matthew Gammon, Oak Harbor, WA Ardel Jala, Seattle, WA Jim Lundak, Lincoln, NE Kirk A. Tollefson, Anacortes, WA Brad Morse, Bothell, WA Stephen Binion, Brookhaven, GA Richard Murray, Oak Harbor, WA Joseph Kunzler, Sedro Woolley, WA Hopeton and Terri Willis, Longmire, CO Linda Brauneis, Mt. Vernon, WA Timothy Green, Coupeville, WA Philip A. Griswold, Sun City, [...]
Eighteen members of the Class of 1971, 15th Company, US Naval Academy at Annapolis, visited the museum hosted by one of our long time members, Scott Hornung. Group Museum tours are always available - a great way to entertain family gatherings or other groups. 10 or more in a group get discount admission.
The Anderson family of Oak Harbor, including Angela , Jordan, Lincoln, Leyton, Greysen were participants in National Lemonade Day, an organization that sponsors young entrepreneurs with courses in money management, sales, borrowing and debt repayment as well as customer service. This is the third year the PBY Naval Air Museum has provided space for the venture.
A brand new WWII pilot Cmdr. Ault display is now in the museum. Volunteer Dave Strohmeyer constructed the site with materials provided by Cmdr. Scott Hornung, USN (Ret.) Ault was a decorated pilot for which the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island Ault Field, is named after. (Photo by Mackenzie Taft)
They say that “Time flies by when you’re having fun” and many of us at the PBY Museum must be having fun since the years have slipped by so quickly. Our first (Annual) Volunteer Picnic was held at Bowman Bay near the Deception Pass Bridge on September 22nd. Officers and Trustees coordinated burgers, hot dogs, fire pit grill, salads, chips, desserts and drinks and it was enjoyed by all. To cap off this inaugural event, service anniversary pins were awarded that can be proudly worn on our official PBYMF shirts. In attendance and receiving service pins were: Five [...]