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Festival brings fans to Blue Angels flightline this weekend

Fast planes, fast cars, music, food, fun and viewing offers acres of shade, air conditioning

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 2:19pm
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The Museum’s Aug. 4 to Aug. 5 Seafair weekend outdoor festival-by-the-flightline, Jet Blast Bash, offers fast planes, fast cars, music, food and beer with the closest seats in Seattle to the ceremony and thunder of the Blue Angels’ takeoffs and landings.

The event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and free with admission to the Museum. Jet Blast Bash is also the launch pad for most of the other Boeing Seafair Air Show performers.

Taking center stage will be a rare World War II PBY Catalina flying boat from Canada, and visiting with compliments of the US Navy is a new E/A-18 Growler jet and a E-2C Hawkeye propjet. Visitors will also have access to the last weekend of tours onboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an MD-10 cargo plane converted into the world’s only flying eye care teaching hospital. The Orbis jet will be parked on the Museum tarmac for tours all weekend.

Jet Blast Bash boasts classic cars, safe trampolines by Springfree®, activities for the kids, live music performances by The Mix and the Boeing Employee Stage Band, and 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.

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