Blue Angels, one last time: Yes, they’re really gone

August 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm | In Blue Angels, Not WS but we're mentioning it anyway | 5 Comments

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.

5 Comments

  1. The image that came to mind after reading this was of the little boy in Close Encounters of the Third Kind looking up into the sky and saying “Goodbye”…

    Comment by Leroniusmonkfish — 3:47 pm August 4, 2009 #

  2. And speaking of which, you must join us for “Close Encounters” at Movies on the Wall this Saturday night. It’s the showing specifically sponsored by WSB (sponsors in the series get to pick which movies they want to hang their hat on) and speaking of hats, everyone gets to make a tinfoil hat, AND we will lead everyone in singing the famous five notes. Can’t wait. Just checked today to make sure we have the movie in hand – TR

    Comment by WSB — 5:32 pm August 4, 2009 #

  3. Hopefully the forecasted weather excludes thunderstorms…

    Comment by Leroniusmonkfish — 6:07 pm August 4, 2009 #

  4. So far so good:
    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/data/city_report.html

    Comment by WSB — 1:51 am August 5, 2009 #

  5. The Blue Angels aren’t entertainment – they’re propaganda. Don’t look up, look around and see what your government is spending your money on.

    Comment by Mark — 8:34 am August 7, 2009 #

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