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2024 Olympic Airshow Father's Day Weekend | Olympia, Washington

Olympic Flight Museum
7637-A Old Highway 99 SE
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

Pricing/Ticket Info
Saturday or Sunday $20 each. Weekend pass $35
Suitable for Children
Y
Category 

Event Dates and Times
Saturday June 15, 2024
9:00 AM  - 04:30 PM
Sunday June 16, 2024
9:00 AM  - 04:30 PM
Description
Olympic Air Show 2024 - 24th Anniversary Spectacular!

Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 15-16, 2024! This Father's Day weekend, prepare to be dazzled as the skies above the Olympia Regional Airport come alive with thrilling aerobatics and historic aircraft at the Olympic Air Show, hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this event promises to be the highlight of the Puget Sound region, and it's not just my opinion – I challenge you to experience it yourself and see if you don't agree! Top 10 Airshows in Washington?
This undoubtably is the #1 in the South Puget Sound

Performers, static displays, food court, Miss Washington State, Beer Garden, 20 min airplane rides!

Why You Should Attend:
This isn't just another air show; it's a journey through aviation history and a showcase of breathtaking aerial feats. With gates opening at 9 AM, the excitement starts early and doesn't stop until the final performance. Whether you're a lifelong aviation enthusiast or just looking for a fantastic family outing, the Olympic Air Show has something for everyone.

Military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord? This is one of those regional events you don't want to miss. Bring the kids!

NOTE: ALL PERFORMERS ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Featured Performers and Aircraft
P-51D American Beauty

One of the showstoppers is the legendary P-51 Mustang. Famous for its role in World War II, the Mustang is a marvel of engineering and power. Piloted by the skilled Bud Granley, this aircraft will demonstrate why it's a beloved icon. With a supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin engine, its unmistakable roar and sleek design capture the hearts of both young and old. This rare low-level demonstration is one of only a few in the Pacific Northwest.

AH-1 Cobra Gunship and UH-1H Huey

Experience a dynamic helicopter duo as the AH-1 Cobra and the UH-1H Huey perform authentic military maneuvers. These meticulously restored helicopters offer a glimpse into the aerial capabilities that were essential during the Vietnam War. Piloted by the museum's founder and president, Brian Reynolds, this demonstration showcases precision and versatility in helicopter flight.

B-17F Flying Fortress "Ye Olde Pub"

Step back in time with the B-17F Flying Fortress, "Ye Olde Pub." This iconic bomber, known for its resilience and formidable presence during WWII, will not only be on display but will also offer rides, providing a rare opportunity to experience aviation history firsthand.

PBY-5A Catalina "Princess of the Stars"

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, a versatile amphibious aircraft, served crucial roles during WWII. Known for its patrol and rescue missions, the PBY will be available for ground tours, allowing visitors to explore this historic aircraft up close.

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

Witness the agility and power of the Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk, an aircraft that played a significant role in defending against the Japanese in China. This aircraft's rugged design and historical significance make it a must-see.

Aerial Fire Attack Demonstration
Don't miss the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Aviation Division's aerial fire attack demonstration. This highly trained team will showcase their firefighting techniques using UH-1H Huey helicopters equipped for water and suppressant delivery, demonstrating their critical role in protecting our natural resources.

Aerobatic Thrills
Steven Bennett and the Christen Eagle

Steven Bennett will take to the skies in the Christen Eagle, renowned for its beautiful design and aerobatic capabilities. Watch as Bennett executes thrilling maneuvers that will leave you breathless.

Renny Price and the Sukhoi-29

Renny Price will wow the crowd with the Sukhoi-29, performing a series of gravity-defying stunts. Known for its incredible agility, the Sukhoi-29 is a star of the aerobatic world, and Price's performance is not to be missed.

West Coast Ravens

The West Coast Ravens, a team of precision formation pilots, will demonstrate their skill and dedication to the art of formation flying. Their performance is a testament to discipline and teamwork.

Anna Serbinenko and Sky Dancing

Anna Serbinenko, a world-class aerobatic instructor, will take you on a journey of "Sky Dancing" in the Super Decathlon. Her graceful and precise maneuvers highlight the beauty and freedom of aerobatic flight.

Ross Granley and the Yak-18T

Ross Granley, with his extensive military and aerobatic experience, will showcase the Yak-18T in a stunning display of formation aerobatics, along with the Yak-55 flown by his father, Bud Granley.

Additional Attractions
Beyond the sky-high thrills, the Olympic Air Show features a WWII encampment with authentic military vehicles and uniformed personnel, a beer garden, food and merchandise vendors, and a variety of youth activities. It's a full weekend of fun and education for the whole family.

Early hotel reservations are recommended, and for those needing lodging, food, and attractions in the Olympia area, DiscoverThurston.com has you covered.

Get your tickets now and prepare for an unforgettable Father's Day weekend at the 2024 Olympic Air Show. This event is the ultimate celebration of aviation, history, and community spirit. See you there!

9am - Doors open
12pm - Post Colors
12:30pm-4:30pm - Airshow

Airshow FAQs:
What should I bring? - Hat, Sunglasses & Sunscreen, Umbrella, Portable chairs, Water, Binoculars, Comfortable shoes, Cameras, Kids, Family, EAR PLUGS/MUFFS for children
What should I not bring? - NO: Smoking, tents/awnings, Weapons, Drones, Pets
Can I bring service animals? Only if it is papered and certified in accordance with the ADA.
Anything not covered here see the website.

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