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Seafair in Seattle by The Elephant's Child

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SEATTLE (Aug. 8, 2010) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, perform aerial maneuvers over Lake Washington during the 61st annual Seattle Seafair Navy Week. Seafair activities allow U.S. and Canadian Sailors and Coast Guard personnel to experience the local community and to promote awareness of the maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason M. Tross/Released)

Today and tomorrow are celebrations of Seattle’s Seafair. The highlight is always a performance of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels demonstration team. My house seems to be on the back part of their route, and yesterday, when they were practicing, I thought perhaps they were going to drop in for a cup of coffee after they landed on the roof.

It’s loud when they roar directly overhead, but I love it. Sound of freedom! Height of Summer. Older photo.



It’s Seafair Weekend! by The Elephant's Child

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This is Seafair Weekend in Seattle. Means Blue Angels, Hydro Races, a  parade, and usually a visit from the Navy with a tour of their ship. Went to the hydro races once, but found it was crowded, you couldn’t see anything, and parking was impossible and expensive.

I do love the Blue Angels, they usually fly right over my house at least once, often several times. The usual grouches complain about the noise. This year the Marxists, Code Pink and Socialists are out insisting that we “don’t want any weapons of war in Seattle.” This is the north west corner of the left coast, and somewhat predictable.

They cancelled the Blue Angels last year. Wasn’t in the budget, sequestration, and Obama wanted everyone to feel the pain.



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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