The Boeing F/A-18 jets of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron will race at a speed of about 700 mph and perform aerobatic and low-flying tricks at the Boeing Seafair Airshow on Saturday and Sunday. The squad plans to practice for the show Thursday and Friday over Lake Washington. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has scheduled…More
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“In God We Trust”: A Pierce County councilman wants to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in council chambers. Not everyone is happy with that. What do you think? Is it OK to display the national motto in a county council chamber? Vote in our poll. Blue Angels are here!
A Delta Air Lines jet bound for Seattle made an emergency landing Monday night at Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. KNDU TV reports that a heat sensor in the Boeing 757 indicated something was wrong in the cargo bay, so the pilot made the emergency landing. The alert apparently was a false alarm. They’re…More
The U.S. Navy announced Monday it plans to fund the return of the Blue Angels and Fleet Week to Seattle’s Seafair next year. Seafair officials have been planning since December for the flight team to come back in 2014, said spokeswoman Melissa Jurcan. But it wasn’t until today that the Navy said it plans on…More
Seafair officials confirmed today that the Navy’s Blue Angels will not be appearing in Seattle this year. Take Our Poll The word comes several weeks after the Navy said appearances in Seattle and elsewhere around the country could fall victim to the federal “sequestration” budget cuts. Last week, it was widely reported that the Pensacola-based Blue Angels team had…More
Blue Angels no show at Seafair a done deal? KXL radio in Oregon says the air team has canceled the rest of its season, including an appearance at the Oregon International Airshow in late July. Does that mean the Blue Angels are definitely scratched from the Seafair calendar? KIRO TV is reporting this,…More
Where’s the sun? Wait and you shall be pleased. We hope. The forecast still calls for sun this afternoon, but you sure can’t tell it this morning, what with all the gray skies and fog. Even if the sun doesn’t make an appearance, it’s still supposed to be a tad warmer than…More
Weather: Hot. Hot. Hot. Today’s forecast calls for it to be even hotter than yesterday, with highs possibly reaching high 80s to low 90s. We could even break the record for this day: 89 degrees, which was set in 1977, according to KING5. Things will start to change quickly tomorrow, with winds shifting to…More
Weather: The forecast still calls for a high of 90 degrees tomorrow. (KING 5 says we haven’t hit that mark since 2010. Think we’ll finally make it?) The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Remember that the I-90 bridge will close today and Sunday afternoons for Blue Angels performances. (Our Opinion colleagues would like…More
Corrected version We posted earlier about the Blue Angels and I-90 closures — the complete schedule of closures is at the bottom of this post — but other Seafair festivities will be going on this weekend. For complete Seafair events, go to the Seafair website calendar. It’s…More