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When to watch the Blue Angels

July 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Blue Angels are back in town this week for Seafair, and they can be seen from many outlooks around Magnolia. They don’t begin their official flights until Thursday, but you may see them buzzing around before then.

(Cool photo taken from the Space Needle a couple years ago by Jim Purbrick on Flickr.) Here is the flight schedule for those of you who want to see them or just need a little advance warning since they can be pretty loud.

Thursday, July 31: 9:45 a.m.-12 noon & 1:15-2:30 p.m. (Circle & Arrival Maneuvers to become familiar with the area.)
Friday, August 1: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Practice Show)
Saturday, August 2: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Full Show)
Sunday, August 3: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Full Show)

By the way, did you know that The F/A-18 can reach speeds just under Mach 2, almost twice the speed of sound or about 1,400 MPH?  Impress your friends with that little tidbit.

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