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Guide to Blue Angels Week at the Museum of Flight

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The Museum of Flight is again the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ headquarters during the team’s entire Seafair stay. Museum visitors will be able see the jets up close from Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5. Activities include the team’s precise pre-flight walkdowns, thrilling formation takeoffs and the chance to meet some of the Navy’s finest pilots as they return from their practice sessions and show performances.

Thursday, August 2
5:00pm to 9:00pm

The Museum stays open late and admission is free! Enjoy the Museum’s Great Gallery, Personal Courage Wing, Red Barn, Space Gallery, Airpark and more, courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 3, 4 and 5

It’s the Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Blue Angels Mania! Once again the spectacular Blue Angels are visiting Seattle and The Museum of Flight. In celebration, all Blues fans are invited to stop by and make fabulous Blue Angels souvenirs.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 3, 4, and 5
1:30pm

“Sled Driver” Brian Shul is a photographer, author and Blackbird spyplane pilot. Shul will share his stories as a Mach 3 Blackbird pilot during his lectures and will be on hand to meet Museum visitors at his booth in the Museum parking lot.

Thursday and Friday
August 2 and 3
11:30am

Saturday and Sunday
August 4 and 5
11:30am and 4:00pm

The Museum of Flight aviation historians present the colorful history of the U.S. Navy precision flight team.

Saturday and Sunday
August 4 and 5
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum of Flight offers a full-throttle celebration of Seafair and the Blue Angels with the weekend Need for Speed Festival. Located at the foot of the Blue Angels’ launching pad on Boeing Field, the Museum’s East Parking Lot will become a village of family activities surrounded by speedy boats, cars and planes, including World War II fighters and the front line F-18 and T-38 jets performing in the Boeing Air Show at the Albert Lee Cup hydroplane races. In addition to the Air Show aircraft, the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum’s classic Century 21 hydroplane will be on display. The Festival will also offer a beer garden, a sandwich kiosk, souvenirs, kids’ activities and New Orleans-style rhythm and blues by Hank and the Two Scoops. The Festival is open each day from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and is free with admission to the Museum.

Saturday and Sunday
August 4 and 5
10:30am and 3:00pm

Reno Air Race official Owen Ashurst’s presentation gives a front row perspective of the world’s fastest sport.

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