UPDATE: President arrives in Seattle after Alki flyby

5:49 PM: Thanks to James Tilley for the top photo of Air Force One, visible from Alki as President Biden and entourage headed in for a Sea-Tac landing earlier this hour. Kay Kirkpatrick saw the 747 in the distance from Westcrest Park, too:

The Seattle Times reports the president’s motorcade left the airport about 20 minutes ago. His itinerary through tomorrow afternoon includes a fundraiser tonight and a visit to Auburn tomorrow.

P.S. Metro reroutes during the visit include the C Line.

6:26 PM: The presidential motorcade went directly to the fundraiser location, reported to be at a home on Lake Washington.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: President arrives in Seattle after Alki flyby"

  • Lynne April 21, 2022 (6:43 pm)

    Beautiful shot, congratulations!   I was on my way home tonight, turned onto s 154th that runs alongside Seatac airport and as I came around the corner there was Air Force One in all her glory, I watched her glide over the road and disappear over the end of the runway retaining wall to the runway. I was in shock, I was in the right place at the right time, it was 5:10 ish, thought he was coming in at 5:30pm.  What a monster sized aircraft! 

    • Odd son April 21, 2022 (9:46 pm)

      Yeah it’s really cool to see no matter where one falls on the political spectrum.

  • SpencerGT April 22, 2022 (12:11 am)

    That’s a killer shot.

  • Luke April 22, 2022 (9:03 am)

    I thought everyone was up to speed on telecommuting now. Presidential flights and motorcades to attend fundraisers and announce old growth protection contradict his “stop climate change” rhetoric.

  • anonyme April 23, 2022 (7:11 am)

    I hope Biden is confronted and held to account for his blatant hypocrisy in regard to climate change.  His recent decisions to allow higher ethanol content in gasoline as well as opening up oil & gas leasing on public lands are poorly justified as a means to reduce inflation.  The fact that Biden opened up oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico the DAY AFTER returning from the COP26 climate summit (eighty million acres, to be exact) is an indication of his true intentions, and not excused by inflation.  In order for change to happen, sacrifices need to be made – sacrifices no one seems willing to make.  As Greta would say – “BLAH, BLAH, BLAH”.

  • Pessoa April 24, 2022 (12:55 pm)

    Sacrifices always fall on those least able to afford them, unfortunately.   

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