Olympia, Washington Event Now a Warbird Wings Venue
EAA Warbirds of America is pleased to announce that the Olympic Flight Museum’s 13th Annual Air Show will be a “Warbird Wings” designated event. The show will be held June 18 and 19 (Father’s Day weekend) at Olympia Regional Airport, Washington (OLM).
Approval of the Olympic Flight Museum’s Annual Air Show as a Warbird Wings event was a direct effort by EAA Warbirds of America and Cascade Warbirds, Squadron 2, to empower the local Warbirds Squadrons with more effective leadership in their regions.
The Warbird Wings Program rewards pilots for bringing their warbird-type aircraft to certain preapproved aviation events around the country. Our members can show their pride in participation by earning credit for each event they attend with their warbird-type aircraft. At the first level, pilots are awarded Warbird Aviator Wings. At the second level, pilots are awarded Senior Warbird Aviator Wings.
At the third and final level, pilots are awarded the prized Command Wings. For information on the Warbird Wings Program, visit www.Warbirds-EAA.org/programs/warbird_wings.html.
The Olympic Flight Museum has been a longtime supporter of Cascade Warbirds, and it’s a fitting event and location to pursue the goals of the Warbird Wings Program. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be the lead squadron on Warbirds of America’s latest initiative to enhance the regional authority of their organizations,” said Cascade Warbirds Commander Greg Anders. He added, “EAA Warbirds President Rick Siegfried and Executive Director Bill Fischer met with Cascade Warbirds leadership at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 to discuss how EAA could better support the squadrons, and we quickly agreed that delegation of Warbird Wings program venue designation was a clear first step.”
Bill stated, “Cascade Warbirds has long been a hub of Warbird activity in the Northwest. We’re pleased to add the Olympic event as an approved Warbird Wings venue. We encourage our Warbird pilots to sign up for the program and work towards earning their Warbird Wings.”
For more information on the Cascade Warbirds, visit www.CascadeWarbirds.org.
For more information on the Olympic Flight Museum, visit www.OlympicFlightMuseum.com.
For more information on EAA Warbirds of America, visit www.Warbirds-EAA.org.