Museum of Flight – Seattle Washington

Posted on Jan 22, 2005

After introductions by Harold Rubin, Public Programs Coordinator, Museum of Flight, Butch Voris, founding leader of the Blue Angels and Robert K Wilcox, author of First Blue, Butch’s biography, delighted a standing room only crowd with many children sitting on the floor in front of the stage with a 90 minute multimedia presentation peppered with questions from the audience. Butch and Bob were joined on stage by Mike Wolf. Mike Wolf, also a WWII naval ace, and Butch enjoyed a reunion just prior to going on stage after not seeing each other for 60 years. Both flew for VF2 where Butch was Mike’s section leader. Mike is mentioned several times in First Blue. Mike’s comments enriched the overall presentation considerably. Both agreed that they had saved each others lives on numerous occasions. After the presentation, Butch, Bob and Mike adjourned to the atrium and signed autographs for hundreds of happy fans for over two hours. Upon completion of the autograph session, Butch was invited to autograph the A4D Blue Angels Skyhawk sitting on the main floor of the aviation exhibits. The Museum of Flight now has the only Butch Voris autographed A4D Skyhawk in captivity.