Whidbey Island Naval Air Station holds open house Saturday


Fighter planes, military drones and a surveillance plane are among the aircraft that can be seen during Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's open house Saturday, July 19.

Aircraft displays will include an EA-18G Growler, an EA-6B Prowler, a P-3C Orion and a MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter as well as two drones, the Scan Eagle and an Integrator.

Other events include guided bus tours, a climbing wall and bouncy toys for kids. Food and beverages can be purchased on site, but there is no ATM so plan ahead.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter the base through the Charles Porter Gate just west of the Goldie Road and Ault Field Road intersection. Adults must present a state or federal government issued identification to enter the base.

Due to security measures, visitors may not bring large bags, backpacks, cannabis, weapons, coolers or pets.

More information is available at facebook.com/naswhidbeyisland.

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