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Here’s the 2022 schedule for Blue Angels soaring and roaring over Seattle — UPDATE

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Not everything returning to Seattle after years of pandemic absence will be welcomed by all. This week brings the return of a full-powered Seafair including the return of the roar of the Blue Angels above the city. Below is the planned practice and performance schedule courtesy of Seafair.

Part propaganda, part exhibition of the power of cutting edge jet aircraft technology, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron hasn’t blasted through the skies here since 2019.

2022 will bring a new rumble as the squadron will show off its Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet jets here for the first time. The jets have a price tag around $69 million…. depending on inflation. Happy Seafair!

2022 Blue Angels Schedule — Seattle Seafair

Thursday 8/4/22
11am–noon: #1–4 practice flight
Noon–2:20pm: #5–6 practice flight
2:20–3:20pm: #1–6 practice flight
3:20–3:30pm: Fat Albert practice flight (U.S. Navy C-130J Hercules)

Friday 8/5/22
11:10 – Golden Knights Performance
13:05 – F35 Lightning II Performance
14:00 – Aerobatic Performance
15:00 – Blue Angels Performance

Saturday 8/6/22
11:05 – Aerobatic Performance
11:50 – Golden Knights Performance
12:25 – Aerobatic Performance
13:05 – F35 Lightning II Performance
15:00 – Blue Angels Performance

Sunday 8/7/22
10:55 – Aerobatic Performance
11:50 – Golden Knights Performance
13:05 – F35 Lightning II Performance
13:35 – Aerobatic Performance
14:50 – Boeing Seafair Flyover (feat. Boeing KC-46A Pegasus and P-8A Poseidon)
15:00 – Blue Angels Performance

CORRECTION: When originally posted, CHS inadvertently included schedule and bridge closure for 2016, the last time August 4th fell on a Thursday. The 2022 schedule has been corrected above. Also note there are no planned bridge closures this year due to changes in the locations for the performances and practices.

 

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Richard Vert
Richard Vert
4 days ago

Far out . Can’t wait to see the Super Hornets & F 35’s .

Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman
4 days ago

Crash and burn says cat
Flying noise machines of death
What a fucking waste

RainWorshipper
RainWorshipper
3 days ago

I can’t wait until they fly away. The noise while they’re practicing is deafening and they mainly work to promote the military. While they do so they are using a lot of taxpayer money and needlessly polluting.

Chris W
Chris W
3 days ago
Reply to  RainWorshipper

My thoughts and prayers are with you Communists in this difficult time.

Tim Mullaney
Tim Mullaney
2 days ago
Reply to  Chris W

Exactly, such ungrateful people. The same ones who wanted to defund the police

Jordan
Jordan
1 day ago
Reply to  Chris W

My main gripe is that it makes commuting by bicycle completely unsafe in areas.

I’ll admit ignorance to the exact schedule of shows but I can’t hear properly out of my left ear today, that’s how loud it was. Cycling with earplugs in isn’t safe either. Can’t hear traffic with the noise either though.

I’ll be commuting with earplugs for now I guess. Hopefully my hearing comes back.

Cee
Cee
3 days ago
Reply to  RainWorshipper

I agree 100 %. Proud member of Veterans for Peace.

Tim Mullaney
Tim Mullaney
2 days ago
Reply to  RainWorshipper

Oh how terrible that they are using taxpayer money and promoting the USA. You likely prefer tax payer money is wasted on things like Solyndra and bridges to nowhere. With out the military you would be speaking German

Seattle Guy
Seattle Guy
2 days ago
Reply to  Tim Mullaney

Have you seen the recent military commercials? I’d rather be speaking German.

zach
zach
1 day ago
Reply to  Tim Mullaney

Hating the Blue Angels is not the same thing as hating the military in general. It’s very possible to oppose the Blue Angels and still support the need for a strong military.

Michael Donlan
Michael Donlan
13 hours ago
Reply to  Tim Mullaney

Would it be German or Japanese? Germans had capitulated or were entirely on the ropes during all the Pacific drama which is where we had our toughest battles.

Maya
Maya
3 days ago

Terrorizing my dog right now. Hate the blue angels

Dorinda
Dorinda
2 days ago
Reply to  Maya

Who do you blame when we have thunderstorms? God? Do you hate him too?

Harper
Harper
2 days ago
Reply to  Dorinda

You realize there aren’t thunderstorms here, right?

Michele Kellett
Michele Kellett
3 days ago

And how much Tramadol is being administered to cats and dogs during these four days?

Jessie Hirsch
Jessie Hirsch
2 days ago

I recommend looking into a Thundershirt. They’re made for both cats and dogs. It especially helps my cat with fireworks, aerial displays, and others sounds of war. And… so does vet Rx’d neurontin, lol.

Are there any vets with PTSD reading this? I’d love to hear how you feel about the Blue Angels.

Big Dawg
Big Dawg
3 days ago

fuck em to hell, this shit is annoying as shit

Nope
3 days ago

Please make it stop. Annoying useless waste.

Cee
Cee
3 days ago

$69,000,000 each one, not counting the cost of fuel. While homeless are everywhere across this country. Now is not the time to be parading these War Crafts.

Tim Mullaney
Tim Mullaney
2 days ago
Reply to  Cee

LOL

Dave
Dave
2 days ago
Reply to  Cee

I can’t disagree with some of these opinions. And yes, we should have and strive for world peace.

The problem is that the military is a volunteer force. So it is necessary to recruit and promote. If we bring back the draft or require ALL citizens to do two to three years in the military then we won’t need obnoxious aerial demonstrations to draw kids to do the dirty work of protecting borders. Also, if everyone’s sons and daughters were to serve in some form or another, we as a nation might be more invested in which conflicts we decide to get involved with and when we let things be.

As it sits now, the majority of the people in the armed forces are the less privileged kids who don’t have the means to go to college or find living wage jobs to be self sufficient. Therefore, until everyone has some skin in the game, we’ll have to learn to accept some noise a few days a year.

Or we can get rid of the military altogether. But be sure to ask the citizens of Ukraine as the whether they think that would be a good idea or not before we decide to nix national defense.

That’s just one persons opinion anyway…

Dorinda
Dorinda
2 days ago
Reply to  Cee

Omg, make it stop, too many communist here in my country. They should go to Russia or Korea.

Jocelynn
Jocelynn
2 days ago
Reply to  Dorinda

The United States has never been invaded…yet. I could even compare us to Rome and when it fell we had the dark ages. Change is good. This new model of jet fighter is amazing but hard to appreciate if aerodynamics is not your field. Not to say, as Eisenhower told Kennedy, the military complex will over run our concerns for public welfare.

Someone
2 days ago
Reply to  Cee

Oh, and it’s 67.4 million.

Amy DLC
Amy DLC
3 days ago

It is sad how many salty comments there are here. You do realize that Russian planes are buzzing through Alaska on the regular??!! These pilots and others like them might just save your A***s one day.

My kids love this show. Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing cutting edge technology in action? BTW..I’m pretty liberal but these rich bellyachers are ridiculous. You live in a city on the water. If you want it quiet move out to the forest..

Thanks to these brave men and women. We’d all like to live in a world where they aren’t needed, but we don’t, so you might want to thank them. 😉

Lynn
Lynn
2 days ago

part propaganda? Whatever!

Ivan Green
Ivan Green
2 days ago

I am a communist and I actually think it is a great idea to perform military exercises, especially in a manner than cannot be ignored by the public. Just like other communist countries like korea and china, we have to keep spending our taxpayers money displaying our military strenght, otherwise the other countries might think that we are weak. And that would hurt my feelings.

Even if it means that the average citizen can no longer afford a home, the glory that comes with being #1 on the world stage makes it all worth it.

Plus my dog actually loves the blue angles too, but he is already deaf from the time I
accidentally set off all my firecrackers last 4th of July.

CD Mom
CD Mom
1 day ago

About to drive into the mountains to escape this nonsense. My little boy is getting headaches from the noise. Poor kid hides under the table with his hands over his ears when the planes roar overhead.

Born and raised in Seattle
Born and raised in Seattle
1 day ago

To all the people here who have responded to the concerns about noise and pollution with condescending remarks about being communists or anti-American: The Blue Angles cause excessive noise, air pollution, scare animals and people with PTSD AND let’s not forget about the traffic jams. This toxic display of military might and patriarchal attitudes is most definitely a waste of tax payer money. NEWS FLASH your theories that war planes create some sort of American unity or respect for veterans is absolutely absurd. The true consequence of this ridiculous event is to terrorize everyone who has the misfortune of living in Seattle in the middle of the summer. F THE BLUE ANGLES AND F THOSE WHO SUPPORT THIS NONSENSE.

Moved to West Seattle
Moved to West Seattle
9 hours ago

If yiu are concerned about emissions on the south end then let’s slim down Rainier Ave. Cars on Rainier are so much worse

Goobs
Goobs
21 hours ago

Less annoying than the CHOP zone?