‘In case you wondered too’ #2: Low-flying helicopter off Alki


This one, we haven’t solved yet. Lots of texts – a few with photos, including the one above – wondering about this: A low-flying helicopter was off Alki for a while this evening, near a yacht at one point, near an Argosy Cruises boat at another point. Neither the boat nor the helicopter showed on trackers, so we haven’t figured out yet who/what/why – from some past stories, looked to us like a possible photo shoot. Any info, we’d love to hear it, in comments or via e-mail – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

5 Replies to "'In case you wondered too' #2: Low-flying helicopter off Alki"

  • David July 29, 2016 (10:08 pm)

    The helicopter was doing a sales video for the super yacht build in Lake Union. Pretty regular occurrence off Alki Point.

    • WSB July 30, 2016 (12:34 am)

      Thanks. If it’s “regular,” then most of the shoots must be in places and times that are not as visible, as this is the first time in a long time that we’ve been barraged with “there’s a helicopter flying low over the water by a boat” texts/questions.

    • NativeNancy August 3, 2016 (9:23 am)

      What is a “super yacht build” ? We saw the yellow helicopter flying VERY close over 2 small red speed boats going west into Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge, Monday evening around 5:30 pm, and then returning eastbound. What is that all about? 

  • Alan July 29, 2016 (11:05 pm)

    I wonder if that is the same one that was flying around SSC around 4pm. I had thought it must be Guardian One at the time, but after checking images, I realized I would have seen the “Sherrif” on the side.

    • Alan July 30, 2016 (12:13 am)

      Or “Sheriff” if it were the real thing. Thanks a lot spellchecker!

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