Heads up: Blue Angels jet in Seattle tomorrow and Thursday

January 4, 2011 at 10:56 am | In Blue Angels, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli, after Blue Angels’ August 2010 arrival in Seattle)
Just in from Seafair – a heads-up for tomorrow, for those who love the Blue Angels and those who don’t:

The familiar summertime roar of a U.S. Navy Blue Angel may be heard over the skies of Seattle Wednesday as Blues Jet #7 visits the Northwest for the annual winter planning meetings. While in Seattle the Blue Angels will meet with Seafair and air show officials, laying the foundation for the 2011 Boeing Air Show in August.

It’s Blue Angels Jet #7, with #7 Lt. David Tickle and #8 Lt. Todd Royles on board, expected to arrive between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Seafair spokesperson Melissa Jurcan says the jet will be at Clay Lacy Aviation (not on public display) while here till Thursday, when it’s scheduled to take off around noon. As the announcement reminds us, the Blue Angels are helping mark the Centennial of Naval Aviation this year, and the Seafair air show/fleet arrival are part of the yearlong event, which starts in San Diego on February 10th.

2 Comments

  1. Keep in mind Hornets are frequent visitors to BFI. The Navy and Marines generally fly in 2 – 4 F-18′s a week for various reasons (they just aren’t painted a flashy blue and gold!)

    Comment by Tony S — 8:13 am January 5, 2011 #

  2. Good info Tony S. I saw (and heard) a fightery looking jet flying into Boeing Field on Monday as I was kayaking on the Duwamish, saw this announcement the next day and wondered whether they were related. Apparently not. The plane I saw looked like it had an orange and white paint job.

    Comment by austin — 10:14 am January 5, 2011 #

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