Museum of Flight announce Jet Blast Bash Festival Blue Angels Week

SEATTLE – Jet Blast Bash, the Museum’s Aug. 3-4 outdoor flightline festival, lives up to its name more than ever this year, as the Blues’ F-18 Hornets will take center stage all week in the Museum’s parking lot, with every flight beginning and finishing at the Museum–so close that Museum visitors will feel the heat of the Hornets’ jet blast. The event is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Seafair Weekend, and is free with Museum admission.

In addition to the Blue Angels jets, two World War II aircraft are being flown to the Museum for the weekend: a rare, Lockheed P-38 based in Oregon will be on static display at Jet Blast Bash all weekend, while a Consolidate PBY amphibian based in British Columbia will be parked next to the festival when it is not flying in the Boeing Seafair Air Show. Jet Blast Bash is also at the launch pad for most of the other air show performers.

The annual Jet Blast Bash has become the Museum’s most popular family festival, offering safe trampolines by Springfree®, activities for the kids, live music performances by The Mix and the Boeing Employee Stage Band, plus a beer garden underneath the Lockheed Super Constellation airliner with catering by McCormick and Schmick’s. Visitors can also meet representatives from dozens of community partners with clubs and museums focused on planes, trains, automobiles and ships.

Inside of the Museum there will be presentations about the history of the Blue Angels, and renowned SR-71 spyplane pilot and author, Brian Shul, returns with his world-famous tales from the edge of space.

For Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit