Seattle Museum of Flight
Seattle, Washington


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Photos below 163106 arrival at it's new home.

A Blue Angel F/A-18C Hornet arrives at the Museum of Flight by truck on Aug. 23, 2016 in Seattle.
The F/A-18 will be permanently housed inside the museums new Airpark Pavilion.
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Here is the F/A-18 Hornet (#163106) now mounted on a pedestal outside at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
It was last piloted by LT Matt Suyderhoud in 2016.

The Museum's F/A-18A (Bureau Number 163106) joined the Blue Angels in early 2004 and served with the team until 2016.

It has a distinguished combat record, serving with Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 87 (VFA-87) during Operation Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Continue Hope in Somalia.

It also flew with Marine Fighter Strike Squadron 314 (VMFA-314).

Navy Fighter Strike Squadron 94 (VFA-94).

This aircraft loan courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida

Photos and story sent to me from Joe Gurney

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