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.
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.
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
Live Music at the Beer Garden (Featuring 192 Brewing Company)
Saturday & Sunday Hank and the Two Scoops
Sunday A.M. Boeing Band
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
Audi R8 4.2
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.