The engraved black granite monuments have been brought to
the site and put in place except for final epoxy bonding.
Note also that the perimeter sidewalk is down and it won't be long
before it is all finalized.
Aug. 22, 2016
Hoisted and mounted for display
Video of the last ATM run
(There was a small hydraulic leak, but....)
Aug. 15, 2016 Progress
Towing into position on the mounting pad in preparation for craning next week. At that time it will be mounted in its final display configuration depicting an arrested landing on a carrier deck. Thank you Joe Hawkins for the photos.
Nov. 2015 Progress
Concrete being poured. Looks like a good place to park a Whale!
New location and memorial design.
Photos of the move from the base to the memorial site are below.
Kindly provided and taken by Joe Hawkins
Sept. 29, 2015
down Ault Field Rd.
running a red light
Jeff Hanson riding brakes
Easing down the hill on Langley Blvd. towards the gate.
parked awaiting site preparation
The move crew.
144825 as it appears after restoration completion.
Port side decked out in honor VAH-123 "Pros"
Starboard side decked out in honor of VAH-10 "Vikings"
9/10/15 update: This site has been abandoned for the memorial.
Due to the cost of cleanup and further delays, a new site was offered
and accepted by the memorial committee as shown above.
Underground Storage Tank removal. 26 March 2013
April 29, 2011
She arrives at NAS Whidbey from Van Nuys
and is turned over from Raytheon to the Whidbey Memorial
March 2012 update
Hanger 6, NAS Whidbey Island
Ault Field at NAS Whidbey
shown below as depicted in an artist rendering.
Green grassy area is the display site.