Get ready for Seafair fly-overs next week

Posted on July 29th, 2011 by Editor


The Blue Angels are coming to town next week for Seafair and there’s a special military show next Wednesday over Elliott Bay.

The Blue Angels as seen from Queen Anne in 2010

August 1: 8:10 a.m. Blue Angel no. 7 aircraft arrives
August 1: 12 and 1:30-3 p.m. Blue Angel no. 7 conducts media flights
August 2: Blue Angel team arrival along with other air show aircraft
August 3: 12 p.m. Blue Angel media flights
1:45-2:30 military aircraft fly over the Parade of Ships on Elliott Bay
August 4: Air show practice flights:
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
1:20 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
August 5: Air show practice flights:
1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.
August 6: Air show performance: 1:30-3 p.m.
August 7: Air show performance: 1:30-3 p.m.
August 9: Mid-morning, Blue Angel team will depart

The military aircraft fly-over on Wednesday includes EA Prowlers, P3 Orion’s, and Harrier jets – all known to be loud and flying low.


  • Priscilla

    This is the exact reason I have left the city until after the ninth.

    The deafening noise of these jets, over the city, for a week, is a constant reminder of how far we have strayed from the needs of our people as we spend more on the military than anything else in our annual national budget. This display reminds me of the dollars we are not spending on education and innovation. The fuel costs are staggering for this recruitment tool. Watch the film “Why we Fight” while these jets rattle the windows in your home and you too many choose to escape as I have done for years…

  • Priscilla

    This is the exact reason I have left the city until after the ninth.

    The deafening noise of these jets, over the city, for a week, is a constant reminder of how far we have strayed from the needs of our people as we spend more on the military than anything else in our annual national budget. This display reminds me of the dollars we are not spending on education and innovation. The fuel costs are staggering for this recruitment tool. Watch the film “Why we Fight” while these jets rattle the windows in your home and you too many choose to escape as I have done for years…

  • jayne

    Good riddance

  • jayne

    Good riddance

  • Alex

    The operating cost per hour for an F-18 is about $19000 x 6 well you get the picture …

  • Alex

    The operating cost per hour for an F-18 is about $19000 x 6 well you get the picture …

  • Paul

    I’m glad they are coming and always sad to miss them when I’m out of town this time of year. I’d much rather see an airshow than fireworks or boat races. Keep it going!

  • Paul

    I’m glad they are coming and always sad to miss them when I’m out of town this time of year. I’d much rather see an airshow than fireworks or boat races. Keep it going!