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Blue Angels Viewing in Bellevue

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Seafair season is here and that means the U.S. Navy Blue Angels are back in town doing air show practices and performances from Thursday, August 1, through Sunday, August 4.

 

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Over the 4-day Seafair weekend, the Bellevue sky becomes one of the prime playgrounds for these mighty Blue Angels and their spectacular aeronautics. So if you're anywhere near or in downtown Bellevue during the scheduled practices and performances, then you are in for a roaring, eye-popping treat. Simply head to the nearest window and look out and up! If you're already outside, then just look up! Other notable Blue Angels viewing spots include:

Blue Angels Performance

  • Thursday, August 1:  11am - 1pm & 2:30 - 3:30pm (Practices)
  • Friday, August 2:  3 - 4pm (Seafair airshow)
  • Saturday, August 3:  3 - 4pm (Seafair airshow)
  • Sunday, August 4:  3 - 4pm (Seafair airshow)

I-90 Bridge
For 2019, a new flight path will allow the Blue Angels to soar over the Bellevue/Seattle area during the 2019 Seafair Air Show without closing the Interstate 90 floating bridge. In the past, the Washington State Department of Transportation has been required to close the bridge by the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the public safe and minimize distractions. This year's flight path eliminates the need for a closure.

US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Chance Merchant US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © David Conger US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © David Conger
US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Tim Durkan US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Brendan Ramsey US Navy Blue Angels at Seafair | Photo © Brendan Ramsey
Photos © David Conger, Tim Durkan, Brendan Ramsey, Chance Merchant


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SR520 Bridge
The SR 520 bridge will remain open to vehicle traffic and tolls will be collected.

For more information and details on I-90 Bridge Closures, visit WSDOT.


Updated: August 1, 2019
Photos © David Conger, Tim Durkan, Brendan Ramsey

 

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