You Can Get Super Close to the Blue Angels This Week

The Museum of Flight knows what's up.

August 1, 2019

by Gregr


With Seafair all around us, the Blue Angels are in town! Touching down on Sunday night, the FA-18's are parked in a new spot and it's one that you means you can get right up on 'em - not literally, no, you can't climb the Blue Angels. Get down. The Museum of Flight looks out right over Boeing Field (BFI), and this year the Blues are posting up right there in the museum's parking lot. 

That is crazy close up to the jets. I got a chance to get down there and snap some photos.

Full disclosure, the gang at the Museum of Flight used a fancy pass and got me somehow closer than the above photo. But still...


if you look at the last photo here (above), you can see how their appropriately blue cone is at the end of a parking space line - yeah the rail you can get to see and photograph these jets is just beyond that parking space. It's the closest access people have had yet. Viewing the Blue Angels is free with Museum of Flight admission (thursday is First Thursday and entrance is free at 5p... just sayin').

Stuff happening at the Museum:

Thursday, August 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Blue Angels Airshow Practice
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Blue Angels History Talk
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM - Blue Angels Airshow Practice
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Wells Fargo FREE First Thursday - FREE admission from 5-9PM!

Friday, August 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Blue Angels History Talk
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Brian Shul "Sled Driver" SR-71 Presentation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Blue Angels Airshow
5:00 PM (estimated) - P-38 Lightning arrival

Other weekend Seafair fun:

Saturday, August 3
11:55 AM - Golden Knights Performance 
12:30 PM - Aerobatic planes 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Blue Angels Airshow

Sunday, August 4
10:30 AM - Golden Knights Performance 
12:25 PM - Aerobatic planes 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Blue Angels Performance 

All flight and aircraft arrival times are estimates and subject to change.