TF-51 Mustang Will Fly at Olympic Air Show June 27-28

TF-51 Mustang Will Fly at Olympic Air Show June 27 and 28.


Submitted by The Port of Olympia

TF-51 Mustang Will Fly at Olympic Air Show June 27 and 28.
TF-51 Mustang Will Fly at Olympic Air Show June 27 and 28.

Thurston County skies will be buzzing with warbirds and aerobatic performers during the Olympic Air Show on June 27 and 28 at Olympia Regional Airport.

Hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum, this 17th annual event is one of only three warbird and aerobatic aircraft gatherings in Washington State. Seven decades of aircraft technological advances will be on display, from vintage bi-planes to high-performance jets.

Among this year’s flight demonstrations is Mark Peterson of Mustang High Flight LLC with DiamondBack, a TF-51 Mustang built in 1945 as a P-51D. The flight is designed to showcase the speed and grace of the Mustang and give visitors the opportunity to hear the mighty Merlin roar at over 350 miles per hour. DiamondBack is owned by Peterson and based in Boise, ID.

Featured guests include two Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey Tiltrotorcraft from the VMM-163 Squadron of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The multi-mission Osprey will be visiting as static display aircraft and will depart at noon on Sunday.

Ten heritage aircraft from the Museum’s collection will represent the WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras.

The Rise Above traveling exhibit, courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force, tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen and is accompanied by a P-51C Mustang which has the traditional painted red tail in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Also on static display will be a CC-115 Buffalo, one of Canada’s primary search and rescue aircrafts, from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s transport and rescue squadron in Comox, B.C. Only 24 meters long, the agile Buffalo can take off and land on even the most rugged terrain and in areas as short as a soccer field.

Port of Olympia is proud to be a sponsor of the Olympic Air Show, which offers historic, educational and fun activities for all ages. For complete details click here.

17th Annual Olympic Air Show
June 27-28     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Olympia Regional Airport, 7643 Old Highway 99 SE, Tumwater, WA
Hosted by Olympic Flight Museum
360.705.3925 –
$12 online $15 at the door

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