TUMWATER — Thurston County skies will be buzzing with warbirds and aerobatic performers during the Olympic Air Show on Saturday and Sunday at Olympia Regional Airport.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at the airport, 7643 Old Highway 99 SE, in Tumwater.
Hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum, this 21st annual event is one of only three warbird and aerobatic aircraft gatherings in the state. Seven decades of aircraft technological advances will be on display, from vintage bi-planes to high-performance jets.
This year the show will feature aircraft with cinematic association from World War II, Vietnam and contemporary films. Featured aerobatic demonstrations from museum aircraft include the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, and the P-51D Mustang, American Beauty.
The West Coast Ravens Demonstration Team will also be a featured guest. The museum will exhibit helicopters from its collection, including the UH-1H Huey, AH-1 Cobra, and the only flying example of a Kaman HH-43 Huskie.
Other event highlights include a World War II encampment with authentic military vehicles and uniformed personnel. Families will enjoy an area for youth activities. Food, merchandise vendors and a beer garden will also be available.
The Olympic Air Show will welcome back the Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car, and will again challenge it to a friendly race each day of the show.
The Port of Olympia sponsors the Olympic Air Show, which offers historic, educational and activities for all ages. For complete details: www.olympicairshow.com.
Call 360.705.3925 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door. Ages 6 and younger get in free.