P2V Neptune of VP-2 at early 1960’s NAS Whidbey Island airshow.

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Cruising past is a P5M Marlin of Whidbey’s VP-47.

Whidbey Island’s geography does not allow a seaplane base and a landplane base together. Therefore, the seaplane base is a few miles from the runways at Ault Field (seen here). The Marlin, non-amphibious, can only look at the runways below. Conversely, the Neptune would have much less luck were it to land in the harbor at the seaplane base.

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