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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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).
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 […]
People’s Bank of Oak Harbor sponsored a PBY fly-in owned by Bob Dicks of Pacific Flying Boats Ltd. based out of Sidney, B.C., Canada for the annual Maritime Patrol Association’s reunion. The Maritime Patrol Association (MPA) is a non-profit professional organization for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community. Founded in 2011, MPA […]