You may have heard them buzz overhead. The Blue Angels (F/A-18’s) and Fat Albert (C-130) are in town for this weekend’s Boeing Seafair Air Show. And the Museum of Flight is hosting some exciting events for you and your family surrounding Seafair’s activities. Visitors to the Museum of Flight will be able see the Blue Angel jets up close from Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 7. Activities will include the team’s precise pre-flight walkdowns, thrilling formation takeoffs and the chance to see some of the Navy’s finest pilots as they return from their practice sessions and show performances.

Museum Parking Lot
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 4, 5, 6 and 7
9am to 5pm each day

Visitors will be able to buy the latest Blue Angel hats, t-shirts and other souvenirs from the Museum store without missing any of the action outside. The Museum’s McCormick and Schmick’s Wings Café will be serving beverages and hot dogs. Meet Blackbird (SR-71) pilot Brian Shul. Shul will be selling copies of his popular book, “Sled Driver.”

And on the inside of the Museum of Flight….

Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop – “Blue Angels Mania!”
Museum of Flight’s Side Gallery
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 5, 6, and 7
12:00pm to 3pm

The Museum’s education staff will be offering engaging family activities that include making Blue Angel souvenirs.

“Sled Driver” – Lecture & Book Signing with Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul
Museum of Flight’s William M. Allen Theater
Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
August 5, 6, and 7

Photographer, author, Blackbird (SR-71) pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a Blackbird pilot. The presentation is based upon his book, “Sled Driver,” which features Shul’s dazzling photography and stories about what it’s like to fly the world’s fastest jet. This is the 18th year that Shul has come to the Museum during Seafair. Shul has also traveled the air show circuit with the Blue Angels for his book “Blue Angels: A Portrait of Gold.” The program is free with admission to the Museum.

For more information about the Museum of Flight, head to the museum’s website at For more information on Seafair’s Boeing Air Show, go to