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Blue Angels Launch at Jet Blast Bash Festival Aug. 5-6 at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – The Museum’s annual Jet Blast Bash flightline festival is Seattle’s closest seat to the Blue Angels’ thunderous takeoffs and landings for the Boeing Seafair Airshow Aug. 5-6. Jet Blast Bash is also the Museum’s biggest and most popular outdoor family festival, offering live music by The Afterparty Band and C89.5 DJs, food trucks, a beer garden, dozens of family activities, plus a Blue Angels jet and three World War II aircraft that will be in the airshow.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilots will be at the festival to greet the visitors and sign autographs following their performance in the Airshow on Sunday.

Jet Blast Bash will be Aug. 5-6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all activities are included with Museum admission (required). A detailed schedule is on the Museum website, while airshow details and schedule are online with Seafair.

Big World War II Aircraft
Three big planes from World War II will be based at the festival and available for ground tours when they are not flying in the airshow:
PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Princess of the Stars
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Sentimental Journey (as part of the Flying Legends of Victory Tour).
Boeing B-25 Mitchell, Maid in the Shade (as part of the Flying Legends of Victory Tour).

The Blue Angels Number 7 F/A-18
This Blue Angels F/A-18 Super Hornet is assigned to the team’s event coordinator, Number 7. It has two seats instead of one like the planes flying during the Seafair airshow, but it’s also a spare for the team and can be flown in the show if-needed.

In addition to the aviation action there will be Art+Flight-themed family activities including live painting, Seattle Art Cars, crafting activities, chalk art, face painting and more.

Corvettes, Military and Community Partners
There will be nearly two dozen Chevy Corvettes of all vintages on display, plus activity booths from military and community partners:
Project Recover
Veterans Last Patrol
Puget Sound Honor Flight
Connections Museum Seattle
Yowen Productions
Gage Academy of Art
Puget Sound Naval Air Museum
Commemorative Air Force
Puget Sound Naval Museum
Naval Undersea Museum
Distinguished Flying Cross Society
Corvette Club

CAUTION: Running jets can cause noise and exhaust hazards. Please wear ear and eye protection.

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

Blue Angels F/A-18 taking off at Boeing Field. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight.