Video: Blue Angels’ arrival at Museum of Flight/Boeing Field

August 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm | In Blue Angels, West Seattle news | 17 Comments

(WSB video of Blue Angels’ flyby before landing at the Museum of Flight @ 3:15 pm today)
ORIGINAL 3 PM REPORT: We are on the second-story balcony at the Museum of Flight, overlooking the Boeing Field runway from which the Blue Angels take off and land during their annual Seafair visit. Semi-official word here at MOF – subject to change, obviously! – is that the latest estimated time of arrival is 3:23 pm. Updates if/when we get them. And visuals once they’re here! P.S. A 787 is about to taxi here, too, bonus for aviation fans. P.P.S. KIRO TV promises a live feed here.

3:24 PM UPDATE: They arrived a few minutes earlier than predicted. We’re uploading the MOF flyby video now. They’ve just finished taxiing into their Seattle HQ “parking” spots on the south side of the MOF.

ADDED 3:44 PM: The flyby clip’s been up for about 15 minutes, and we’re adding one more – the jets taxiing, as seen from the MOF balcony (thanks to MOF for the surprise invite – we’ve never been up there before.)

Back to West Seattle for us – we’ll be on the road for Night Out block-parties coverage in two hours. Meantime, the Blue Angels’ schedule for the rest of the week is here; I-90 bridge-closure info for Thursday-Sunday is here.


  1. they just flew over west seattle (arbor heights).

    Comment by m — 3:12 pm August 3, 2010 #

  2. wish I was in town this weekend.

    Comment by Steph in WS — 3:39 pm August 3, 2010 #

  3. dang; bad timing for me to take a shower; totally missed them; dang dang dang; oh well, tomorrow

    Comment by Diane — 3:42 pm August 3, 2010 #

  4. your tax dollars going up in smoke—–

    Comment by michael — 4:14 pm August 3, 2010 #

  5. fat albert just arived

    Comment by aaron — 4:36 pm August 3, 2010 #

  6. michael, I thought the same thing, but was told———–@baba The Blue Angels performance is paid for by sponsorships dollars and NOT taxpayer money —-by rdm.
    WSB, can you please sort it out? Them fine MOF folks must know the answer.A lot of taxpayers are confused here.

    Comment by Baba — 4:38 pm August 3, 2010 #

  7. Time to get the camera gear, step ladder and scanner together and head to boeing field thursday and friday and Lake washignton on Saturday.

    My fav time of year Hydros and fast jets

    Comment by JimClark — 5:33 pm August 3, 2010 #

  8. The sound of freedom returns… here’s to a great show!

    Comment by CB — 7:05 pm August 3, 2010 #

  9. I find the loud noise offensive, and it frightens my pets

    Comment by RG-KOA — 8:57 pm August 3, 2010 #

  10. Which is louder: The whining coming from the Blue Angels’ engines or the whining from liberal, anti-liberal, “my poor pets!” mouths? Discuss.

    Comment by OP — 10:38 pm August 3, 2010 #

  11. Good to see them again! Always impressive sights, and sounds. Welcome back!

    Comment by M. — 11:26 pm August 3, 2010 #

  12. by the way, the f-18 they fly is [now] a Boeing product

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 9:31 pm August 4, 2010 #

  13. Wow! Such great videos. And how excited were YOU guys to get to be on the MOF balcony this year? What a perfect vantage point!
    PS who can hate the Blue Angels? They’re awesome. The end.

    Comment by Cheryl — 9:59 pm August 4, 2010 #

  14. Anyone know when they’re leaving Boeing field this year? Last year I enjoyed watching the take-off

    Comment by wes — 12:04 pm August 5, 2010 #

  15. A Blue Angels Haiku-

    Stopped cars spewing fumes,
    Air- and noise-polluting planes,
    Bridge closure again.

    Comment by Shar — 5:41 pm August 5, 2010 #

  16. And to add to the haiku, getting back to West Seattle without the South Park Bridge, I’m sorry to say I contributed … 1st Avenue South Bridge was gridlock … no turnaround to high bridge from East Marginal Way 99 exit … I wound up taking the Viaduct downtown, getting off at Seneca and getting back on the other way at Columbia … TR

    Comment by WSB — 6:50 pm August 5, 2010 #

  17. My kids and I love to watch the Blue Angels in Seattle- it’s always a great reminder of Summer, and it takes us out of ourselves for a bit-reminding us of the many great places-(Boeing and Museum of Flight + more) and the special events we host here in Seattle.

    I personally think it is a fantastic event- the talent and courage to operate those planes!!!
    I say thanks and keep it up!

    Comment by Vera @ Village Green Nursery — 9:59 am August 6, 2010 #

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