Friday, July 18, 2014

No. 291 Naval Air Station Whidbey Open House 2014

Open House Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This event is an opportunity for the public to learn about past, current, and future operations at the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest and to see static displays of all its assigned aircraft.

A 5K run along the base’s flight line will be held at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Aircraft displays include the EA-18G Growler, EA-6B Prowler, P-3C Orion and MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, and two unmanned aerial vehicles, the Scan Eagle and an Integrator.

There will also be other visual displays, guided bus tours, a K-9 Working Dog demonstration, 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. There is no ATM on the flight line so please plan accordingly.

All guests will come onto Ault Field via Charles Porter Gate, located just west of the Ault Field and Goldie roads intersection. All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have state or government issued identification for .access to the base.

Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: 

- Large bags
- Backpacks
- Weapons
- Coolers
- Pet
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia to include all marijuana products. Other medically prescribed drugs are allowed only if they are in marked medical containers (For example, don't bring medicine in Sunday through Saturday containers).

Visitors are limited to the following items, which will be subject to search by Security Forces:

- Strollers and wagons for toddlers
- Diaper bags for guests with small children
- Small women's purses
- Handicapped items such as wheel chairs
- Official service dogs
- Bottled water, two bottles per person. Free water-refill stations will be available
- Hydration packs (Eg. CamelBaks - hydration only, no backpacks)
- Cameras, video recorders and binoculars. Visitors will be required to show the items work. Items must be small enough to carry by hand.

Recommended Items include:
- Sunscreen


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