This is a reminder that aviation fans will get a chance to get up close and personal with the aircraft of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during its annual open house for the public on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aircraft static displays will include the EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, a C-40 Clipper and a PBY Catalina float plane. Aircraft flyovers planned at this time include the EA-18G, P-3C and Search and Rescue helicopter.
The static displays on the flight line will be available for viewing at 9 a.m.
The Open House will also feature a 5K run starting at 8 a.m. and the gate on N. Charles Porter Ave., will open at 7 a.m.
There will also be other visual displays, guided bus tours, K-9 Working Dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, bouncy toys for children and a climbing wall for those wishing to test their climbing acumen. Aviation memorabilia will also be available for purchase as well as a variety of food and beverages.
All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Visitors under the age of 18 who are not accompanied by an adult must have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Residents from foreign countries should email the public affairs office at WHDB_NASWI_PAO@navy.mil prior to the event to obtain the proper access.
Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: alcohol, bags larger than 12"x6"x12", backpacks, weapons to include pocket knives, coolers and pets. Additionally, drugs or drug paraphernalia to include marijuana products are prohibited from the base. Items permitted will be strollers, diaper bags, small women's purses, wheelchairs, certified service dogs, bottled water, cameras and video recorders.
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