Video: Blue Angels’ Friday practice for Seafair airshows

August 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm | In Blue Angels, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

Thanks to Doug B. for the video of the Blue Angels‘ takeoff from Boeing Field this afternoon. Their practice performance – in advance of this weekend’s Seafair airshows – is over as of just before 2:30 pm. That means Sea-Tac Airport jet routing is back to normal, too. If you were outdoors during the practice, you might have seen/heard a Blue Angel or two – Fox saw the diamond formation in the distance from Hiawatha and sent this photo:

I-90 will be closed 12:15-2:40 pm each of the next two days – the Blue Angels’ show will be during that window, likely the back hour, but it could start sooner.

ADDED 3:55 PM: Two more views from today!

Thanks to Jim Clark for the photo above, and Chris Clark for the photo below.

Thanks to all!

9 Comments

  1. It has been a couple years since we’ve been. But, when do the other stunt planes do their tricks? is it before or after the Blue Angels show? we really love those bi-planes (or whatever you call them) flying as high as they can go and then spinning straight down, heart stopping entertainment ! are they here this year ?

    Comment by sam-c — 3:45 pm August 1, 2014 #

  2. See the Seafair air show link .. I believe it lists the other aircraft. Before and after the Blue Angels.

    Comment by WSB — 3:51 pm August 1, 2014 #

  3. Today was a good full run of the core of the show – Patriots, harriers, lots of different helicopters, then the Blue Angels.

    Had a blast on the I90 bridge, and thankfully the clouds and sprinkles moved in during the show.

    Comment by Ray — 3:57 pm August 1, 2014 #

  4. The airshow participants, including the biplanes, etc., will be shown during KIRO’s tv coverage, for those who can’t get to the race in person.

    Comment by carole — 4:11 pm August 1, 2014 #

  5. The guy’s who are the real aerobatic planes fly at
    11:03 11:19 3:10 and 3:41 the rest of the airshow is old war birds and current military aircraft and helicopters of course they take off earlier than that from Boeing

    Comment by JimClark — 4:58 pm August 1, 2014 #

  6. This is a good time and place, to share yet again, the story of the best flyover over the Lake, in conjunction with the Hydro Races:

    http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=390

    .

    I really would have liked to have witnessed this personally, but it happened just over three years before I was born and would, realistically, had to have happen about 10 years after it actually happened, for me to be able to remember it.

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 5:38 pm August 1, 2014 #

  7. Those Angels rock!!!

    Comment by Rumbles — 12:27 am August 2, 2014 #

  8. Alright. More chem trails and noise pollution to fill our skies up.

    Comment by sittingbird — 7:38 am August 2, 2014 #

  9. I have no words for how much I love these planes. So glad they are back for Seafair… They are highlight of the 23 years of my Summers living in Seattle.

    Comment by ~HockeyWitch~ — 9:17 pm August 2, 2014 #

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