Bremerton National Airport Announces Air Show Return

Photo above – Navy F-18s

Officials at the Port of Bremerton officially announced that an air show will be returning to Bremerton National Airport this summer. The newly named show, ‘Bremerton Air Show,’ will feature many of the same amenities as last year, with the addition of some amazing performers. The following are the current confirmed participants:

  • The West Coast Rhino’s F-18 Demonstration Team
  • Undaunted Airshows’ 2 RV aerobatic routine
  • Mr. Dan Vance & Roger Collins in 2 P-51s (“Speedball Alice” & “Lady Jo”, respectively)
  • John Blasé in a Marchetti SF-260C
  • The Erickson Aircraft Collection, including a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (the largest single-engine fighter of WWII!), a German WWII ME-109 fighter, & a Curtis P-40 Warhawk (famous for it’s shark-mouth and use by the American Volunteer Group in China)
  • Collins Historic Aircraft Foundation’s collection of various airplanes
  • The Cascade Warbird Squadron
  • The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Para-Commandos team in from McDill AFB FI

Bremerton Air Show CEO Doug Fratoni stated, “We are very excited to host the US Navy F/A-18 West Coast Super Hornet demonstration team and the US Special Operations Command Para Commandos this year. Bremerton is home to one of the F/A-18 pilots that will be flying, so come out and see a hometown hero demonstrate one of the Navy’s top-tier aircraft. There is a little something for everyone: sign up online on our website to get the airshow insights and special offers. We thank all our sponsors who made this event happen. If you want to join the growing list of sponsors, please visit the Bremerton Airshow website and click the link provided.”

Beyond overhead aerials, we will also be featuring a F-18 from Dream Big Entertainment available for photo-ops, the Collins Historic Aircraft Foundation’s military vehicle collection, a car show each day, and a variety of food vendors (including Bremerton National Airport’s very own Amelia’s Hangar). Our announcer this year will be Mr. Ken Hildebrandt.

Port CEO Jim Rothlin notes, “We had such a positive response from our show last year at the Port, and we are excited that this year’s event is even bigger and better! We hope that friends and family get the opportunity to enjoy this very unique event that we are fortunate to offer to the community. This is a great experience for all ages!”

“It was a joy to see the impact this captivating show made on our community last year, especially as it was multigenerational,” states Port Commission President Gary Anderson. “We look forward to bringing such a wanted activity for our local community again this year and are confident it will be another great hub for economic generation locally.” For information regarding the show, please visit or check them out on Facebook@bremertonairshow.