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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.
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 event will also feature a 5K run starting at 8 a.m., and the gate on North Charles Porter Avenue, 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.
Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: alcohol, large bags, backpacks, weapons, pocket knives, coolers and pets.