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Seattle SeaFair Air Show

We were having a lazy Sunday when the buzzing started. At first I thought it was someone mowing the lawn, and then we looked outside – and discovered we had a world class view of the SeaFair Air Show. Oh, what fun! Single engine planes, bi-planes, and a military-appearing jet squad that I don’t think was our Pensacola home team, the Blue Angels:

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Boats tie up days in advance to have a key position for the hydroplane races; many of the people are scantily clad. This used to be more family oriented, but now the rescue teams are called upon frequently to rescue the drunks who fall into the water, or worse – hurt themselves while drunk doing stupid things:

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There is nothing so exciting as the sound of hydroplanes racing:

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Inverted!
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August 8, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Seattle | ,

4 Comments »

  1. The air team was The Patriots (I never heard of them before either) They are apparently a private group of former military pilots that have other jobs(like airlines) but do this for fun-or to remember the good old days.

    Comment by momcatwa | August 8, 2013 | Reply

  2. Wow. They flew with precision – and clearly they were having a great time. Thanks, MomCat!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 8, 2013 | Reply

  3. Hubby told me some of the members are former Blue Angels/Thunderbirds pilots so I guess they know what they are doing. He says they are a privately funded for-profit group. I think they are probably making a lot right now doing fill in for the furloughed groups.

    Comment by momcatwa | August 9, 2013 | Reply

  4. Their group must have deep pockets 🙂 Maintaining those planes, keeping up their skills, the cost of jet fuel – what an amazing gift to the community. Wow! They gave us hours of fun on Sunday, and it looked like they were having fun, too.

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 10, 2013 | Reply


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