Angels on the ground

The Blue Angels arrived late yesterday afternoon/evening at the Museum of Flight.  They will be based there during SeaFair Weekend.   PR Guy at the Museum made a video of their arrival.  They showed off a bit before coming in for landing.

I went over first thing this morning to do a sketch of the aircraft. They are kept behind a fence topped with concertina wire and further barricades at the secure Boeing Military facility next door. Because of the additional barricades, we can’t get as close to the fence as last year.

This is F/A-18 #1 and the C-130 known as “Fat Albert”.   The logo on the tail is a bit of photo-collage.

A woman joined the team in September 2014 and flies the C-130!  She is U.S. Marine Corps CPT Katie Higgins.  She flew almost 400 combat hours in support of numerous operations and exercises in Afghanistan, Djibouti, France, Greece, South Sudan, Spain, and Uganda.

Museum of Flight’s Aloft magazine cover courtesy of US Navy Blue Angels


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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6 Responses to Angels on the ground

  1. Fabio says:

    Great post and video! They are among the best in the world!

  2. miatagrrl says:

    Great sketch and coverage of the event! Must have been exciting!

  3. …I like this piece very much indeed. It has so much presence and energy.

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