Aerial alert: Blue Angels arrive in Seattle on Monday

angelrainier.jpgFor our fellow Blue Angels fans as well as those who appreciate advance notice of possible loud flybys (with Boeing Field relatively close to West Seattle, etc.) — we have word from Seafair that the Angels are flying in around 11:30 am tomorrow, after a weekend airshow in Twin Falls, Idaho. Their official practicing doesn’t start till Thursday but you may see one or two flying in the interim, for special media flights and so on; once again this year, there’s a local pilot on the team — Lt. Cmdr. Craig Olson, a native of Kirkland. (Also remember, I-90 will have closures Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the practices and airshows; dates and times are listed here.)

4 Replies to "Aerial alert: Blue Angels arrive in Seattle on Monday"

  • Ken July 28, 2008 (8:00 am)

    They fly in to Boeing field and are given sports cars usually to drive around in. There is probably a private function at the museum of flight which is also a parking lot to watch them come in at if you have kids that like that sort of thing.

  • WSB July 28, 2008 (8:51 am)

    The Museum of Flight actually has a wide variety of Blue Angels-related activities related to the jets and pilots being based there during Seafair —
    I haven’t organized it under a “Blue Angels” category (really should, I guess) but since starting the site I’ve written extensively about the experience of going to the MoF to watch the landings, takeoffs, and general pomp and circumstance.
    about watching from the MoF fence
    last year’s wrapup.

    I usually hang out at the MoF Thurs, Sat and Sun of Blue Angels “week” … on Friday, we go to the lake to watch the airshow “practice” and hydros trials for free. — TR

  • Trey July 28, 2008 (3:25 pm)

    Yes indeed, the Blue Angels are at Boeing Field. They landed around 12:30 today.

  • Georgie Bright Kunkel July 30, 2008 (1:39 pm)

    Millions of dollars in fighting equipment fly
    overhead but not one free childcare or family support center down below. Shame on us.

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