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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

Angels over Seattle




ETA: Article on the stunt plane, they photographers shooting these shots, more great pics and another link to even MORE great pics!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2018836702_flyingalongsidetheblueangels.html?cmpid=2628

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gateley Aug 2012 OP
Cooley Hurd Aug 2012 #1
Scuba Aug 2012 #4
Cooley Hurd Aug 2012 #5
gateley Aug 2012 #8
Cooley Hurd Aug 2012 #11
gateley Aug 2012 #12
Scuba Aug 2012 #2
snot Aug 2012 #3
gateley Aug 2012 #7
Cooley Hurd Aug 2012 #9
gateley Aug 2012 #10
Brigid Aug 2012 #15
gateley Aug 2012 #18
Brigid Aug 2012 #22
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #20
gateley Aug 2012 #24
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #26
Brigid Aug 2012 #13
handmade34 Aug 2012 #6
Quiet_Dem_Mom Aug 2012 #14
gateley Aug 2012 #16
ThoughtCriminal Aug 2012 #17
RebelOne Aug 2012 #19
susanr516 Aug 2012 #21
Spirochete Aug 2012 #23
gateley Aug 2012 #25

Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. What kind of aircraft is the red one?

Hard to tell...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

4. That's the AF's new non-stealthy bi-plane, only $31 billion a pop.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:52 PM

5. That was the quickest zing to date!

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Response to gateley (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:01 PM

11. Oh! It's their own design!

Tuckerís airplaneOracle Challenger II
Tucker's airplane, the Oracle Challenger III biplane, produces more than 400 horsepower, weighs only 1,200 pounds, and is considered the most high-performance aerobatic aircraft in the world. The Challenger III is equipped with a unique set of wings that use 8 ailerons instead of 4. The tail on the airplane is modeled after the tail used on high-performance radio control airplanes.


It's holding its own w/ F/A-18's. I'm quite impressed!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:05 PM

12. No kidding (impressed)! Although I think you don't really NEED

a stunt plane when you have F 18's screaming around, but I think it's pretty cute!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

2. Hey! I can see P.F. Changs! Yummy!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:51 PM

3. Explanation?

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Response to snot (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:54 PM

7. Annual Seafair event -- Hydroplane races on Lake Washington and

shows by the Blue Angels.

I was just driving toward town and passed people on the sidewalk looking up at the sky -- they're practicing today.

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Response to gateley (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:58 PM

9. One Hundred and Nine Years later...

...and the magic of flight still captivates!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:01 PM

10. I get so excited even being at the airport (or Boeing Field) watching

planes coming and going -- when the Blue Angels are in town, I'm beside myself.

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Response to gateley (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:12 PM

15. How did you get that great pic?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:15 PM

18. Check out the pics

at this link -- and click on the link within for some more wowser pics:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2018836702_flyingalongsidetheblueangels.html?cmpid=2628

A friend of mine used to be a sports writer for the Seattle Times and he got to go up with them -- said it was the most exciting experience he'd ever had. Can you imagine??

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Response to gateley (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:35 PM

22. Those are great!

Wish the Angels would come here some time.

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Response to gateley (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:21 PM

20. They still racing?????

I was a passionate fan since the age of 8 ( Seattle is my hometown)
and the thrill of my life at that age was being allowed to sit in the Miss Thriftway, one of my uncles knew the boat owner or something like that.
After Bill Muncey died, the races seemed to have lost some luster for me, and the boats had gone to turbos by then, the "roar" was not the same.
But Seafair was always a huge event for us.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:48 PM

24. They are still racing, but I agree with you that it's not like the good 'ol days.

My brother and his friends had hydros cut from balsa wood, would paint them, and tie them to the back of their bikes. Not sure they're still doing that.
Miss Thriftway! That sure brings back memories!

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Response to gateley (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:37 PM

26. Yep, I am old, gotta admit it.

My favorite boat was Slo-Mo-Shun!

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Response to snot (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:07 PM

13. That's the Navy's Blue Angels.

Apparently putting on a show in Seattle. They're really cool.

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:53 PM

6. Wow! n/t

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:08 PM

14. D'oh! Thought this was going to be a baseball update!



Beautiful picture of a gorgeous, sunny afternoon in Seattle. Way cool.

If I had taken the picture, it'd been called "condensation trails over Seattle".

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Response to Quiet_Dem_Mom (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:13 PM

16. :-) No, the M's are in New York getting ready to spank the Yankees! nt

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:13 PM

17. I think they got him!

Curse you Red baron!


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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:20 PM

19. I love those guys.

I worked across the street from Dobbins Air Reserve base in Marietta, GA, where the air shows are held every year. Fortunately, they were doing practice runs the day before the show, and everyone in the office ran out to the parking lot to watch them as they did their aerobatics above us. They are totally breathtaking.

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:21 PM

21. They put on quite a show

They do a show in Corpus Christi once or twice each year. Unfortunately, our house is less than 2 miles from the Naval Air Station and we are directly under the flight path of some of the aerial stunts. Two days of practice, then two days of shows, means every window in my house rattles for four straight days. I still love to see them fly, though--but damn, it's loud when you live near the base.

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:39 PM

23. LOL. Thought you were talking about a baseball game.

Was thinking "What else is new? The Angels always beat Seattle."

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Response to Spirochete (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:51 PM

25. Haha! I wouldn't be posting the M's LOSS! nt

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