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Chairman’s Corner

2020-03-26T11:55:23-07:00

Vernal

adjective

ver·​nal| \ ˈvər-nᵊ

\Definition of vernal

1: of, relating to, or occurring in the spring vernal equinox vernal sunshine

2: fresh or new like the spring also : youthful

As the song says: “It might as well be Spring”. And so it is in the Pacific Northwest.

New buds, new blossoms, new grass…and a new name for the PBY-Naval Air Museum.

For 21 years we have been the PBY Memorial Foundation and half that time we’ve had a

location called: The PBY-Naval Air Museum. Times change and so do we. Our artifacts,

exhibits and everything you can see at the Museum have expanded to include many

different types […]

Chairman’s Corner2020-03-26T11:55:23-07:00

President’s Corner

2020-03-26T11:51:39-07:00

How quickly the world can go topsy turvy! After a very successful 2019, the museum started the new year firing on all cylinders. Collaborations with regional organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest were being expanded. As the range of history covered by our activities grew, a new name was chosen to accurately reflect this expanding scope of naval aviation history. Then Coronavirus brought operations to a dead stop. While the museum is closed until the restrictions on social contact are eased, museum leadership is continuing to work toward the future.

January and February brought a 29% increase in visitors over last […]

President’s Corner2020-03-26T11:51:39-07:00

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Representative Visit

2020-03-26T11:44:35-07:00

Museum volunteer John Hughes escorts Terry Welch, a member of  the American Association of University Women (AAUW), around the museum as part of her research on historical aviatrix Jackie Cochran. Among her other achievements, Cochran founded Woman’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in WWII.  These civilian volunteers ferried and tested planes so male pilots could head to combat duty. Cochran set many records and was the first woman to break the sound barrier on 18 May 1953.

Welch portrayed Cochran in 10-15 minute presentations for all the 5th grade classes on the island as part […]

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Representative Visit2020-03-26T11:44:35-07:00

Scouts Visit

2020-03-26T11:34:20-07:00

Boy Scout Troops 4038 and 4025 from Blaine, WA stopped by to tour the Museum. Tours can be arranged by emailing pbytourcoordinator@pbymf.org or calling (360) 240-9500.

Scouts Visit2020-03-26T11:34:20-07:00

PBY 5A Catalina’s Gust Lock Replaced

2020-03-26T11:28:10-07:00

Museum volunteers Wayne Hastriter, John Hughes and Omar Young, supervised by Aircraft Restoration Manager George Love, replaced the STBD Elevator Gust-Locks on the PBY Catalina 5A across from the Museum recently. Preservation and restoration work on the aircraft is continually ongoing and more volunteers are welcome to participate. Stop by the Museum to fill out a volunteer form or email info@pbymf.org and we will send you one. (Photo By George Love)

PBY 5A Catalina’s Gust Lock Replaced2020-03-26T11:28:10-07:00

Ilundain Reenlists

2020-03-26T11:19:32-07:00

25 individuals joined Navy Information Technology Technician First Class (IT1) Enrique Ilundain for his 4-year reenenlistment at the museum today. Ilundain is attached to Mobile Tactical Operations Center Two (MTOC2) aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and is a native of New York City, NY. The reenlisting officer was Lt. Robert Johnson.

Ilundain Reenlists2020-03-26T11:19:32-07:00

From USN to USNR

2020-03-26T11:12:36-07:00

Navy Lt. David Cloward, USN,  of NAS Whidbey’s Mobile Tactical Operations Center 6, is sworn in as Lt. David Cloward, USNR at a ceremony beneath the Museum’s PBY 5A Catalina on Thursday, Feb 20. The swearing in officer was Officer-in-Charge, MTOC-6, Lt. Ryan Kelly. Cloward hails from Salt Lake City Utah.

From USN to USNR2020-03-26T11:12:36-07:00

Children’s Visit

2020-03-26T11:04:24-07:00
30 children from the Oak Harbor Classical Conversations Home School Community visited the Museum recently. Classical Conversations Home School is a curriculum that spans all of the US and 22 countries. This is a different style of learning including foundations grammar (ages 4-12) and rhetoric, including debate (High School).
Children’s Visit2020-03-26T11:04:24-07:00

Complete Contest Rules

2020-03-26T19:28:34-07:00

Prize money purchases all rights to artwork

Everyone is eligible to participate. We will accept
entries from  both corporations and individuals

We reserve the right to request minor changes to final
prizewinning selection

All submissions must be electronic with .AI format preferred. .JPEG, .PNG and .GIF are acceptable. Photos (.jpg, .png, .gif) of drawing board will be considered if submitted in accordance with rule below

No USPS, UPS, Fedex or DHL submissions accepted. All submissions will be sent to newsletter.ed@pbymf.org by 4pm on June 5th, 2020 with the subject line of “PNWNAM New Logo”

All entries must contain complete […]

Complete Contest Rules2020-03-26T19:28:34-07:00

Work continues on PBY 5A Catalina

2020-03-02T11:22:28-08:00
Museum volunteers Wayne Hastriter, John Hughes and Omar Young, supervised by Aircraft Restoration Manager George Love, replaced the STBD Elevator Gust-Locks on the PBY Catalina 5A across from the Museum last weekend. Preservation and restoration work on the aircraft is continually ongoing and more volunteers are welcome to participate. Stop by the Museum to fill out a volunteer form or email info@pbymf.org and we will send you one. (Photo By George Love)
Work continues on PBY 5A Catalina2020-03-02T11:22:28-08:00