2018 Performers


The 2018 Olympic Air Show includes the following aircraft performances:

AH-1 Cobra

B-25 Mitchell

Cascade Warbird Squadron

Christen Eagle

Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk “SATURDAY ONLY”

Jim Bourke, Extra 300

FG-1D Corsair


Granley Family Airshows

Smoke ‘N Thunder Jet Car

Kaman HH-43 Huskie

P-51D Mustang

P-51 Mustang Diamondback

RC Aircraft Demo

Skydancer Anna Serbinenko


Helicopter Demo Yak 55

Performers are not listed in order and are subject to change

Cobra - Huey Demo
The AH-1 Cobra/UH-1H Huey demonstration has become an icon in the Pacific Northwest having been exhibited at many regional aviation events. Meticulously restored to original condition and markings, this dynamic helicopter duo from the Olympic Flight Museum will demonstrate authentic maneuvers as they were utilized in military service, and are techniques all Army aviators must mast. Speeds and altitudes of these precision maneuvers range from zero miles per hour at ground level, to 140 miles per hour at 1,000 feet. This demonstration contributes to the public understanding of the role of Army aircraft by demonstrating proficiency and versatility in the performance of precision helicopter flight. You will see formation photo ops and solo demonstrations from these vintage warrior helicopters made famous by the Vietnam.


The Olympic Flight Museum’s North American P-51D Mustang captures the hearts of the young and old alike. Gaining fame during the WWII era, this fighter aircraft is fast, well-made and highly durable. A supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin engine creates the recognizable sound of power and speed. It has maximum speed of 437 mph, a cruising speed of 362 mph, and a service ceiling of 41,900 ft. Piloted by Bud Granley, the performance you will see is the only low level P-51 Mustang demonstration exhibited in the Pacific Northwest. This historic aircraft calls the Olympic Flight Museum home where it remains a favorite for museum members and visitor.


The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) from 1940 to 1945. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 Carrier and also designated as the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen and Mitsubishi Navy 12 Carrier Fighter. The A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the “Zero”, from the ‘Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter’ designation. The official Allied reporting name was Zeke. When it was introduced early in WWII, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range. In early combat operations, the Zero gained a legendary reputation as a dog fighter, achieving the outstanding kill ratio of 12 to 1, but by mid 1942 a combination of new tactics and the introduction of better equipment enabled the Allied pilots to engage the Zero on more equal terms.


The Kaman HH-43 Huskie was a helicopter used by the United State Air Force, the United States Navy and the United State Marine Corps from the 1950s until the 1970s. It was primarily used for aircraft firefighting and rescue in the close vicinity of air bases, but was later utilized as a short range overland search and rescue aircraft during the Vietnam War. The Huskie has an unusual inter-meshing contra-rotating twin-rotor arrangement with control affected by servo-flaps. The first prototype flew in 1947 and was adopted by the U.S. Navy with a piston-engine. This aircraft saw use in the Vietnam War with several detachments of the Pacific Air Rescue Center, the 33rd, 36th, 37th and 38th Air Rescue Squadron, and the 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, where the aircraft was known by its call sign moniker “Pedro”. During Vietnam, the two-pilot HH-43 Huskie, flew more rescue missions than all other aircraft combined because of the unique hovering capability. The HH-43 was eventually replaced by newer aircraft in the early 1970’s. The museum’s HH-43 is the only fully restored and flying example in the world today.


The Czechoslovakian built Aero Vodochody L-39ZO Albatross was built as a successor to their earlier trainer, the L-29 Delfin. Design work began in 1966, with the first prototype flown in 1968. The design idea was to marry an efficient, powerful turbofan engine to a sleek, streamlined fuselage, resulting in a strong economical performer which would become the next standard jet trainer for the Warsaw Pact. Production was temporarily delayed until 1972 due to issues with air intakes, but difficulties were overcome and the aircraft went on to be a great success with the Soviet, Czech, and East German air forces, among other. The practical suitability of the L-39 for training tasks is demonstrated daily in military service of more than 30 air forces in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.




The Olympic Flight Museum’s Corsair was built by Goodyear Aircraft Corporation in Akron, Ohio, and was delivered to the US Navy on the 10th of July, 1945.  Although too late to see combat action in WWII, she arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and was placed with the Marine Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 1 (MARCASU1) at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa (MCAS EWA).

Flying has been a part of Bud’s life since he was 9 years old.  He and his brothers were playing when they saw a Tiger Moth biplane glide to a landing on their uncle’s farm. They ran to see the plane, and were amazed to find that their Dad was the pilot. He had secretly earned his flying license.  Bud and his two brothers were hooked on aviation after that. Their father made a career of flying, and saw his three children begin their lives in aviation

Bud lives in Bellevue Washington.  He flew for United Airlines until retiring in 1997. He has six children.; three of them served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Two flew with the Snowbird aerobatic team, and are now airline pilots. Ross flies with United, Chris with Air Canada. Deb flies the 737 for Alaska Airlines. Bob chose the Navy, and is now a Captain with BC Ferries, but also ferries the T-6 or Yak-55 to airshows.

The T-6/Harvard, Yak-55, or the Fouga Magister are the usual airshow planes. He also flies a formation aerobatic act with his son Ross using his Yak-55 and Ross in the Yak-18T. You may see Bud flying museum airplanes around Seattle; classic warbirds like the Mustang, P-40, P-47, TBM Avenger; maybe a British Hawker Hurricane or Spitfire; a German ME-109E, Feisler Strorch; or an old biplane; a Russian “ night witches” Polikarpov PO-2; a World War One JN-4 Jenny, N3N, or Stearman.


The Olympic Flight Museum is pleased to announce the 2018 Olympic Air Show on June 16-17th will feature Mark Peterson of Mustang High Flight LLC and The Mustang P-51 Diamondback. The P-51 Mustang is widely renowned as the best fighter of the World War II era. Introduced in 1942, hundreds of pilots regard it as genius aircraft. Mustangs are currently the most common warbird flown in the civilian sector. They can usually be found at any given airshow across the country. The North American’s classic fighter from WWII converted to the TF-51, the DiamondBack has a rich history serving the US military and winning races including the 1984 Reno Air Races as “Stiletto”.

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Greg started flying in 1974, doing odd jobs at the airport to pay for flying lessons. He got his private pilot’s license and eventually was able to afford his own plane – a 1947 Luscombe. He used the Luscombe to commute to work every day the Northwest weather would allow it. Like any commute, it quickly became boring. To combat the boredom, Greg started doing basic aerobatics on his way to and from work.

After the Luscombe and a few Pitts’, Greg now flies the G-200. At 900 pounds with 200 HP this carbon fiber aircraft is high energy and high performance.

Greg has been performing precision aerobatics in the Northwest since 1980 and has over 3,800 aerobatic hours logged. He is 5 time Northwest Regional Aerobatic Champion in the Unlimited category and is a former member of the US national aerobatic team. Greg’s sequence is constantly moving and virtually all the action is tightly packed towards show center.

Jim Bourke

Jim’s aviation interests go back to his childhood. He loved airshows as a kid and earned his pilot’s license as a teenager. He has appeared on the Discovery channel and has made many media appearances related to aerobatics, aviation, and radio control. Jim competes in the Unlimited category of aerobatic competition, which is the highest category. He is the most active competitor in the country, averaging 10 contests per year from Washington to Florida. Known for his aggressive style, he is a top competitor in freestyle competition and is a nationally qualified aerobatic judge.
Jim is on the 2017 Unlimited US Aerobatic Team, which will represent the US in the World Aerobatic Championships in Malelane (Mell-ah-law-nay), South Africa in September. The US Unlimited Aerobatic Team team selection is held at the US National Aerobatic Championships. Only the top 8 pilots are chosen. Jim took third place in team selection.
Jim’s show is a high energy display of the capabilities of the Extra 330SC featuring a complete repertoire of aerobatic maneuvers from precision flight to gyroscopic tumbling.
Jim lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

The aircraft

  • The Extra 330SC is a 315 hp unlimited class composite aerobatic monoplane, built in Germany.  The aircraft features a blistering 420 degrees/second roll rate, which is more than 1 roll every second. The aircraft is capable of +/- 10gs. During his performance, Jim routinely pulls 10 Gs, pushes -7 gs, and reaches speeds of 250 mph.

Aircraft Stats:

Construction Composite, made in Germany
Wingspan 24,6 ft / 7,5 m
Length 22,1 ft / 6,7 m
Height 8,4 ft / 2,6 m
Engine 6-cylinder Lycoming AEIO 580, 315 hp
G Limits +/- 10gs

  • It’s a great cross-country aircraft with a Garmin G3X panel and autopilot. Jim gets 180kts cruise and 500nm range at 17 gph.
  • Jim’s aircraft is nicknamed “The Fuzz Machine”.