See one of the first aircraft to fly from NAS Whidbey Island, a PBY-5A Catalina seaplane that flew from the Seaplane Base during WWII. Climb into and operate a PBY nose gun turret. Lift a tailhook from one of the modern carrier aircraft based at NAS Whidbey. Or kids both little and big can fly a PBY, an A-6 Intruder, an EA-18 Growler or one of many other aircraft on our two flight simulators. These and other interactive exhibits promise to educate and entertain.
Throughout 4,700 square feet find 11 display areas dedicated to eras in history, including WWII, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Explore our PBY- Catalina 5A, one of the most recognizable warbirds of World War II. See the flying boat in person as you learn about the parts, pieces, and men who made the aircraft one of the most successful, search and rescue bombers of its time!
Try it yourself! Climb into the gun turret to experience gunning on a PBY, lift a tailhook to get an idea of their weight, or wear a pair of night vision goggles to experience night vision as our troops do.