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Posted on: June 13, 2019

9th Annual Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels returns July 6-7

Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels returns to Tacoma Narrows Airport July 6-7 with aerobatic performances, fly-overs, airplane, car and motorcycle displays, vendors, kids’ activities, food and a beer garden. 

The ninth annual event is presented by the Tacoma Events Commission. It will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the airport, 1202 26th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor. 

“Wings and Wheels will be a two-day event with the big car show on Saturday,” said Doug Fratoni, Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels director. “New this year is a U.S. Navy legacy demonstration and a fly-by from the 446th Airlift Wing in a C-17 Globemaster III.”

A full schedule of events is available at www.gigharborwingsandwheels.com. Highlighted performances and activities include: 

  • F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Legacy demonstration
  • Olympic Flight Museum flying AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter and Bell UH-1 Huey
  • World War II P-40 Warhawk and F-4U Corsair demonstrations 
  • Cascade Warbirds with numerous WWII Trainer aircraft 
  • 1943 Boeing Stearman biplane flying aerobatics
  • West Coast Raven RV team flying formations 
  • T-33 Shooting Star “Ace Maker” Jet Trainer
  • Private airplane rides at additional cost. Look for details online and at the gate.

Ticket information

Tickets are available at www.gigharborwingsandwheels.com or at the door. Tickets are $20 for adults 18 and older, $10 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children ages 5 and under. Fighter Club Chalet tickets are available for an additional $30-$50, and include reserved seating, a catered lunch, water and soft drinks. 

Flight Line parking and ticket package

The Flight Line package includes preferred onsite parking at the airport and four general admission tickets for $75. Space is limited. You can purchase the package at www.gigharborwingsandwheels.com or at the gate. 

Free parking

Offsite parking is available at the St. Anthony’s Family Medicine parking lot at 4700 Point Fosdick Dr. NW in Gig Harbor. Free shuttle buses will run every 15-30 minutes during event hours. 


MEDIA CONTACTS:

Doug Fratoni, Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels director

253-405-9604

djfratoni@comcast.net


Sean McDermott, Planning and Public Works public information specialist

253-798-2092

sean.mcdermott@piercecountywa.gov

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