What you saw in the sky: Amazon jet on photo shoot

(Added: Photo by WSB’s Christopher Boffoli)

Thanks to Woody’s Aeroimages for the heads-up via TwitterAmazon‘s first-ever Prime Air jet is doing a photo shoot over the city, and we hear it’s been spotted over West Seattle. The 767-300 flew during Seafair; here’s more about it from GeekWire.

16 Replies to "What you saw in the sky: Amazon jet on photo shoot"

  • Oakley34 August 8, 2016 (3:28 pm)

    That makes sense.  I was wondering if it was normal to see a small plane flying basically directly above and on the same course as a larger one…but I had just finished a run and my brain was too cobwebby and slow to come up with a response.

  • CanDo August 8, 2016 (3:43 pm)

    Thanks WSB.  I watched it bank over West Seattle 3 or 4 times and thought of all kinds of scenarios – most of them scary because of the escort plane and how low it was flying.  Photo shoot was not on my list.  Glad to hear it was only that!  

    • WSB August 8, 2016 (3:47 pm)

      Christopher happened to photograph it and I’m about to add…

  • Desirae August 8, 2016 (3:45 pm)
    Thanks for sharing! As I was getting into my car this afternoon I saw the plane flying at kind of a weird angle with a smaller plane flying alongside it-it seemed out of place and I’ll admit, rather eerie, I texted my husband about it. 
  • Deb August 8, 2016 (4:46 pm)

    Thank you WSB for clarifying this crazy siting. The past couple days I’ve noticed aircraft using non-traditional routes out of Sea-Tac over Burien and West Seattle. The small plane seemed like one more of those – UNTIL I saw the big plane ‘chasing’ the small plane.  

    • WSB August 8, 2016 (4:48 pm)

      The non-traditional routes were because of Seafair – when the Blue Angels are up, Sea-Tac launches to the west.

      • Kris August 8, 2016 (8:18 pm)

        Why were so many other planes flying west over West Seattle today  besides the Amazon one? I thought Seafair was over.

  • Mikekey August 8, 2016 (4:57 pm)

    They flew this same plane very low over Lake Washington yesterday during one of the air shows between hydro heats.

  • K* August 8, 2016 (5:27 pm)

    It flew over and shook my home. I thought it was beginning of the earthquake then my husband said its plane!!  Thank you Amazon to remind me to order something tonight!!!  

  • Neighbot August 8, 2016 (5:44 pm)

    That plane is very loud.


  • Trickycoolj August 8, 2016 (5:51 pm)

    I must be the only one who assumes flight test and photo shoot. 😕 Not everything is doomsday… Yet. 

    • Mike August 8, 2016 (10:02 pm)

      Maybe they can Prime ship my family and I to Vancouver, BC if Donald Dump wins.

  • Junctionite August 8, 2016 (5:59 pm)

    Second time just flying over my backyard near the Alaska junction. I knew you would be on top of it.

  • Mr. X August 8, 2016 (10:29 pm)

    My bag of cat food better be on that plane.

    • miws August 9, 2016 (7:17 am)

      Mr. X, I believe they may have air-dropped your bag of cat food to one of the boats along the log boom on Lake Washington on Sunday.


  • LarryB August 9, 2016 (1:49 pm)

    As a Prime member, I wonder if I qualify for free shipping of myself on Prime Air.  I’d even pay extra to be delivered next-day instead of two-day.

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