Get ready to soar through the skies because something exciting is happening at the Bremerton National Airport on August 19 and 20, 2023! Wings Over Washington Airshow
, the thrilling aviation event that has captivated crowds since its inception, is back with a new name and better than ever before.
For those of you who are not in the know, Wings Over Washington was previously known as Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels and produced by the great board of volunteers at the Tacoma Events Commission with Doug Fratoni, leading the effort. This event has been a beloved tradition for the 4th of July since 2010, and was held at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Unfortunately, due to a lack of support from Pierce County and Gig Harbor local business owners, the event was forced to move. While this decision came at a cost of lost revenue for the people of Pierce County, the show must go on! The Wings Over Washington event at Bremerton National Airport is a fantastic opportunity for Kitsap County to boost its tourism industry. With the exciting lineup of classic military aircraft and world-class aerobatic performers, the event is sure to draw crowds from all over the region and beyond. As visitors come to experience the thrilling aviation displays, they will also have the chance to explore the local area and discover all the amazing attractions that Kitsap County has to offer. From the beautiful parks and beaches to the fascinating museums and galleries, there is something for everyone to enjoy. This event will not only provide an incredible entertainment experience but also generate revenue for local businesses and create a positive impact on the county's economy.
One of the highlights of the Wings Over Washington
event at Bremerton National Airport is the impressive Erickson Aircraft Collection, which features a stunning display of vintage aircraft. The collection includes some of the most iconic planes in aviation history, including the F4U Corsair and FM-2 Wildcat. Attendees will have the opportunity to see these amazing aircraft up close and in action, as they will take to the skies for an unforgettable aerial display. It's worth noting that the F4U Corsair and FM-2 Wildcat were even featured in the movie "Devotion," which adds an extra layer of excitement and nostalgia to the event. Don't miss your chance to witness these magnificent planes in flight at Wings Over Washington!
The Wings Over Washington
event at Bremerton National Airport will feature an impressive lineup of aviation performers that will leave attendees in awe. The Erickson Aircraft Collection will be bringing their TBM Avenger and SBD Dauntless vintage aircraft to the show, which are always crowd favorites. Other aerial acts will include Greg Colyer of Ace Maker Airshows, who will fly his T-33 "Shooting Star," and Dan Vance of Undaunted Air Shows, who will pilot the P-51 "Speedball Alice." Renny Price will showcase his impressive aerobatic skills in his SU-29, while a T-28 Trojan will be on display, and the Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car with Bill Braack will also perform. The Soaring By the Sea Foundation will showcase their PBY-5A Catalina aircraft, and the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the "Skyhawks," will also make an appearance. The sheer variety and talent of these performers will make for an unforgettable aviation experience that is not to be missed.
From the roar of the engines to the mesmerizing maneuvers of the pilots, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend. Whether you're a seasoned aviation buff or simply looking for an exciting way to spend the weekend with your loved ones, Wings Over Washington has something for everyone.
So mark your calendars for August 19 and 20, 2023, and get ready to witness the spectacular aerial displays at Bremerton National Airport. Don't miss out on the chance to be a part of this exciting event and create memories that will last a lifetime. Wings Over Washington Airshow
is waiting for you!
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