Photo Friday: Blue Angels

Blue Angels fly in formation over Seattle's Lake Washington
Blue Angels fly in formation over Seattle's Lake Washington

The Blue Angels visited Seattle a few weeks ago, as they do every year, for our annual Seafair festival. Every year I moan about the noise - they practice for two days, and then they perform for two days. There's the inevitable sonic boom when one of the pilots decides to break the "rules." And the traffic - we can't get in or out of our neighborhood for hours. But the truth is, I enjoy the show.

Blue Angels up close - Check out that yellow helmet
Blue Angels up close - Check out that yellow helmet

The kids have been buzzing about it for weeks, and I couldn't resist digging up this old picture of them pretending to be Blue Angels pilots at the Boeing Museum of Flight.

Everest and Darya pretend to be Blue Angels Pilots at Seattle's Boeing Museum of Flight
Everest and Darya pretend to be Blue Angels Pilots at Seattle's Boeing Museum of Flight

They look just like the real thing, right?

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      1. Lucia

        http://www.bagelsandcrawfish.blogspot.com/
        August 19, 2010 at 10:55 p.m.

        We LOVE the Blue Angels...one of our friends was a pilot for them a couple of years ago Their shows never get old for us. If you ever have a chance, you should visit the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. It is a GREAT museum and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can see the Blue Angels practice for free.

        Also, see if your library has access to this dvd. It really is a fascinating glimpse into the Blue Angels: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Angels-Bri...

        Great pics...is that view from your neighborhood? Wow!

      2. Jen

        http://twokidsandamap.com/
        August 19, 2010 at 11:04 p.m.

        I live in Pensacola, the Home of the Blue Angels, and like Lucia knew a former pilot. The Blue Angels hold a special place in my heart. We love to hear the roaring of the jet engines because it means the Blues have come home! I am glad that you enjoyed it and wow...what a view you had!

      3. Theodora

        http://www.travelswithanineyearold.com/
        August 20, 2010 at 12:02 a.m.

        We have the Red Arrows in the UK. I loved them as a child. How great to be able to see them right above your head...

      4. Marina K. Villatoro

        http://travelexperta.com/blog
        August 20, 2010 at 7:40 a.m.

        I really enjoy that kind of shows. Yes they are super noisy but extra fun for the kids.

      5. Sophie

        http://www.sophiesworld.net/
        August 20, 2010 at 1:12 p.m.

        Looks like heaps of fun :)

      6. Lora

        http://www.trippingwithkids.com/
        August 20, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.

        Just pop a yellow helmet on the kids and they are on their way. It was a great show!!

      7. 3Fortune Indonesia

        http://onlinetourservices.com/
        August 21, 2010 at 7:44 a.m.

        I miss united states :((

      8. Wanderluster

        http://wanderlustandlipstick.com/
        August 21, 2010 at 7:50 p.m.

        Debbie - these photos are GREAT! I know it must be a pain to live in that 'hood during Seafair weekend, but what a bonus to see them so close!

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