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The Blue Angels Just Roared Past My Window. by The Elephant's Child

Sound of Freedom! It’s Seafair in Seattle, and the Blue Angels often roar up the valley below during their show and during their practices.  I love seeing them in close formation. The usual suspects write letters to the newspaper complaining about the noise. But I love it and hang out by an open window or outside so I won’t miss a pass.

Thanks to these amazing pilots who put on an incredible show to remind us of the skills of the members of our military.

It was only 109 years ago that the aviation age began. If you’d been there, at Kill Devil Hills, watching — who would have dreamed….


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My older brother is one of the few journalists to have flown with both the Thunderbirds (the Air Force’s precision flying team) and the Blue Angels. My favorite plastic model airplane when I was young was a Blue Angel jet.

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Comment by Subsidy Eye

Yeah, my brother-in-law is one of the curators at Air & Space, and he’s flown with both.

Trivia: Orville and Wilbur are on the far side of the plane (to the left in the picture); the two men on the right (turning the propellers) are Surfmen from the Kill Devil hills Life-Saving Station.

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