From the ‘in case you wondered too’ file: About that high-altitude flyover

(Photo by John Applegate)

You couldn’t hear them, but if you happened to be looking at the sky a few hours ago, you might have seen those five jets’ high-altitude flyby. Several people asked us about it, and our photographer at the Seafair Pirates’ Landing saw it too. No airshows or scheduled flybys, but one reliable source – Woody’s Aeroimages – says those were “fighters returning home from exercises in Alaska.” The Air Force has indeed just wrapped up the Red Flag 22-2 exercise, primarily flying from Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska (near Fairbanks – here’s a map).

4 Replies to "From the 'in case you wondered too' file: About that high-altitude flyover"

  • StopCuttingDownTrees June 25, 2022 (5:12 pm)

    How cool is that? 

  • sbre June 25, 2022 (10:21 pm)

    Très cool!!

  • Robert June 26, 2022 (8:33 am)

    Last week I saw something similar and after getting out the binoculars it was 2 USAF tankers refueling B1 bombers. They originated in Spokane according to

  • Vbmart June 26, 2022 (1:21 pm)

    I saw them from Grandview park and was wondering what was going on. Thanks for the info!

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