• Need for Speed Festival - 2012
Need for Speed Festival - 2012

Need for Speed Festival - 2012


Need for Speed Weekend  August 4 - 5
During Blue Angels & Seafair weekend!


The Museum of Flight is once again home to the Blue Angels during their Seafair stay, and it's your front-row seat to the exciting weekend of sleek jets and roaring engines. This year we're providing an entire Need for Speed weekend with historic aircraft, fast cars, speedboats, and entertainment between the takeoffs and landings of the Navy's Blue Angels  F/A-18 jets.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels Schedule
PRACTICE - Thursday, August 2 - 10 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCES - Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5 - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hours & Admission

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Museum and Need For Speed Outdoor Events)

Museum admission required - Members get in free! See our visit page for admission rates.

Museum re-opens at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday for MARSFEST - Free admission!

Saturday & Sunday Admissions will be sold at the West Entrance to the building only.


Main lot and Boeing lot (South of the Museum) will be closed to traffic Saturday and Sunday. Nearby convenient, free parking is available. Directions to free parking here. Download PDF Map PDF Map

Air Show Aircraft

Saturday & Sunday from 12:45 (immediately following their Airshow performance) until 5:00
Pilots will be available to answer your questions and sign autographs.

Flying Heritage Collection

Flying Heritage Collection P-47D Flying Heritage Collection P-40C Flying Heritage Collection P-51D
Republic P-47D
Curtiss P-40C
North American P-51D

Live Music at the Beer Garden (Featuring 192 Brewing Company)

Saturday & Sunday    Hank and the Two Scoops
Sunday A.M.             Boeing Band

Theater Programs

Allen Theater

10:30-11    Reno Air Races With Owen Ashurst  (Saturday & Sunday Only)
11:30-12    History of the Blue Angels - Barry Latter & Bill McCutcheon (Thursday-Sunday)
1:30-2:30   Brian Shul  (Friday-Sunday)

Murdock Theater (Saturday & Sunday Only)

3:00-3:30  Reno Air Races
4:00          History of the Blue Angels

In Our Parking Lot Saturday & Sunday

Brian Shul "Sled Driver" SR-71 pilot and author

Century 21 Hydroplane from the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Renton

Car Club Automobiles


Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Superveloce
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
Lotus Exige S
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition
McLaren MP4-12C
Ariel Atom
Saleen Mustang
Acura NSX
Audi R8 5.2 V10


Audi R8 4.2
Corvette ZR1
Ferrari F430 Scuderia
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
BMW 1 M Coupe
Lamborghini Murcielago
Lamborghini Aventador
Porsche Carrera GT

Bouncy Toys, beer garden, sandwich kiosk, bands

Future of Flight booth with education activities, including a fixed air rocket

Olympic Flight Museum T-28 on trailer with access for kids

Museum of Flight DC-2 & A-4 Skyhawk static displays

PGP Motorsports Go Cart Display

Museum of Flight Blue Angels Store


Join us Sunday, August 5th for MarsFest! The fun begins at 6:30 (free admission) as we gather in the Allen Theater to watch the live NASA feed of the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory.