Thanks to David DeSiga for sharing, via Facebook (with permission to republish here), his photos of the Blue Angels‘ departure from Boeing Field a little more than an hour ago. His angle is about the same as the one from which we watched, just south of the airport’s tower. They took off heading south, no flybys back around the city, so some have asked “Are they gone?” Yes, and here’s the proof. Click ahead for a few more pix (also, KING has just posted the video shot from its chopper, which hovered just a bit to the west):
All seven taxied northbound on the runway closest to the fence where we and others were watching (along with truckers who turned their vehicles into perches – following is a WSB photo, only one in this story not courtesy David D.):
Right behind – support plane Fat Albert, with a crew member waving and flying the flag, same as airshow (and practice) days:
As noted earlier, they’re off next to Salinas, California.