“I am 90 percent sure it’s going to happen,” Erika Callahan, the museum’s vice president for marketing and communications, told GeekWire. “I’m just keeping it real.”
Some of the details still have to be worked out: For example, it’s not yet clear whether the plane will be arriving assembled or disassembled. But the museum is aiming to get those details ironed out in time for a transfer by the end of August, Callahan said.
The museum already has a Blue Angels plane on display: a Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II, which was built in 1966, flew missions for the Navy in Southeast Asia and was transferred to the Blue Angels in 1980. The Blue Angels switched from the Skyhawks to the F/A-18 Hornets in 1986.