Museum of Flight Celebrates Seafair & Blue Angels’ 70th Anniversary Aug. 5-7

Blue Angels on the threshold at Boeing Field. (photo via Museum of Flight)
Blue Angels on the threshold at Boeing Field. (photo via Museum of Flight)
Blue Angels on the threshold at Boeing Field. (photo via Museum of Flight)

SEATTLE, July 22, 2016–The Museum of Flight celebrates Seafair and the Blue Angels’ 70th anniversary Aug. 5-7 with Jet Blast Bash, an outdoor three-day family festival next to the Blue Angels’ flight line. The festival offers the closest views of the Blue Angels’ thunderous takeoffs, and of the Boeing Field flights for the other Seafair Airshow airplanes. The festival lot will be filled with military fighter planes used in World War II and Vietnam, while the Museum lawn becomes a classic airliner beer garden with live music and catering by McCormick and Schmick’s.

There will be children activities all day, biplane rides, and opportunities to meet aviation celebrities. The festival activities are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and free with admission to the Museum (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Special guests are SR-71 spyplane pilot and author Brian Shul, and former Blue Angels pilot and team captain William Newman. Shul and Newman will also be meeting festival visitors throughout each day.

Aircraft on Display
Grumman F8F Bearcat and F7F Tigercat – World War II fighters from Historic Flight Foundation
Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk – Vietnam War fighter trainer
Cessna training aircraft with instructors from Galvin Flying at Boeing Field.

Cars
Blue Angels Mustang – 2015 Ford Mustang GT in Blue Angels colors
Vintage Navy Fire Truck
Cascade Kombi Cruise-In – A dozen of classic VW buses

Daily Guest Speakers
11:30 a.m. – “Blue Angels History” presentation with former Blue Angels Team Captain, retired U.S. Navy Adm. Bill Newman, Museum Docents Barry Latter and Bill McCutcheon
2:30 p.m. – “Sled Driver” presentation by SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul

Live Music
Saturday, Aug. 6: Noon to 3:30 p.m. – Rock and blues by Two Scoops
Sunday, Aug. 7: 10 a.m. to noon – Swinging favorites by the Boeing Employees Stage Band
Noon to 3:30 p.m. – Jazz by Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band

Radio Personalities
95.7 “The Jet,” Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“MOViN” 92.5, Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.

Food and Beer Garden Catered by McCormick & Schmick’s

Children activities, booths and exhibits by dozens of community partners and regional museums.

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