June 11, 2011 at 1:46 am #599283June 11, 2011 at 2:05 am #726375
momkat: Are you sure they looked like Blue Angels jets? The last I heard they were still grounded for re-training in the wake of Commander Dave Koss being relieved of duty. I suppose it could have been some other F/A-18 Hornets in town for service or testing at Boeing: http://bit.ly/14CsOYJune 11, 2011 at 2:16 am #726376
Saw this on the KING5 twitter feed – “Our friend @khodyg reports two F-18s buzzed his house near Leschi. Anyone else see/hear them?”
You’d think TR would be all over anything related to the Blue Angels :-)June 11, 2011 at 2:21 am #726377
They looked like blue angels – flying in formation – but without the roar of the engines.June 11, 2011 at 3:23 am #726378
There are a couple of F18’s based at McChord or possibly Portland for Homeland Security it could be them.June 11, 2011 at 6:34 am #726379
I have tried off and on throughout the night to figure out what the h*** those jets were. I heard/saw-at-distance while at West Seattle Stadium covering the opening of Relay for Life. Nobody much was talking about them on Twitter, which is a hindrance. I can tell you they were NOT THE BLUE ANGELS, because when I was able to Google, first result I pulled up was the fact they have been virtually grounded since late May for screwing up at some air show somewhere (they will be back in flight in a week, so I guess Seafair is not threatened).
They also were not the Thunderbirds, the Air Force demo team, which is in Italy.
I thought maybe something related to the Sounders, since they were playing a home game at 7;30 and the flyby/flyover/whatever was just before 7 pm. Couldn’t find anything, but at the time I was searching on a mobile site via iPhone, so gotta look again.June 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm #726380
I was waiting for the water taxi, saw two low flying black helicopters, and a few minutes later the five fighters in formation. They weren’t blue, that much I can tell you.June 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm #726381
One my way home from the dentist yesterday evening, as we were sitting in traffic on Montlake trying to get to I-5, the two helicopters landed in the parking lot just north of Hec Ed, sat there for a few minutes not too far from the parked cars there, and then they up and left just as quickly. Was kinda surprising.June 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm #726382
Maybe they ARE related to UW commencement, then, which is the speculation I’ve encountered so far. I swear, there needs to be a central Stuff You Don’t Usually See In The Sky advisory center somewhere. Including private fireworks.June 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm #726383June 12, 2011 at 12:08 am #726384
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