The world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels star in the Boeing Air Show at Seafair's Albert Lee Cup hydroplane races. The Museum of Flight is again Blue Angels' headquarters during the team's entire Seafair stay. Museum hours will be extended - opening one hour earlier - Friday Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Indoor programs are free with Museum admission.
Museum visitors will be able see the jets up close from Thursday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 7. Activities 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. Click here for the flight schedule.
Parking Lot Concessions Aug. 4 through 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 & Schmick's Wings Café will be serving beverages and hot dogs. Meet SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul. Shul will be selling copies of his popular book, "Sled Driver."
Wells Fargo Free First Thursday
Thursday, Aug. 4, 5 to 9 p.m.
Once a month, the Museum stays open late - for free! Enjoy the Museum's Great Gallery, Airpark, Personal Courage Wing, the new Soaring at Sea: 100 Years of Naval Aviation exhibit and more from 5 to 9 p.m., courtesy of Wells Fargo. Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.
Bank of America Weekend Family Workshop: Blue Angels Mania!
Aug. 5 through 7, Noon to 3 p.m.
We've got the blues...but we're happy about it! In celebration of the Blue Angels visit, all Blues fans are invited to stop by the Museum's activity area to make fabulous Blue Angels souvenirs.
Lecture and Book Signing: "Sled Driver" Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul
Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7, 2:30 p.m.
Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver" - an SR-71 Blackbird pilot. The presentation is based upon his book, "Sled Driver," which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and stargazing at 80,000 feet. This marks the 19th year Shul has appeared at the Museum during Blue Angels week. Shul has also traveled the air show circuit with the Blue Angels for his book "Blue Angels: A Portrait of Gold."