Meet the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds

A rare opportunity to see pilots from both jet teams together.

Special Event at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • Friday, August 6, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Welcome Center

At the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy had a vision to create a flight exhibition team to foster public interest in naval aviation and boost morale. Now 75 years later, Blue Angels pilots regularly defy physics with spectacular feats in the air — and on the ground, they make time to meet and greet fans of all ages.

Established in 1953, just six years after the U.S. Air Force became its own branch, the Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire.

Join us for a rare opportunity to meet up to 40 pilots and crew members in their show uniforms from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Mingle, pose for photos and take home autographs as reminders to let your biggest ideas take flight.

This event is free and open to the public, and no museum admission is required.