Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington

Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington

Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington

Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington

Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the west side of San Juan Island, Washington

Monday, August 1, 2016

No. 314 Blue Angels SeaFair 2016 Schedule

2016 Seattle SeaFair Blue Angel Event Schedule 




Monday August 1st, 2016 the Blue Angels and support staff will be departing PANC- Anchorage Alaska for King County Airport KBFI just south of Seattle, WA for their next demonstration weekend over the waters of Lake Washington. 
Blue Angels will touch down Monday afternoon at KBFI and setup shop on the grounds of Boeing Military Flight Center on the southwest end of Boeing Field.


Navy F/A 18s and Fat Albert parked at Boeing Military Center



Blue Angels Solo 5 & 7 depart on a training flight over Lake Washington 


Blue Angels Flight  Schedule 

Monday August 1st 
-Arrival at Boeing Field

Practice Flights

Thursday Morning Practice 9:45am to 12pm Delta & Solos
Thursday Afternoon Practice 1:15pm to 2:40pm  Delta & Solo

Friday Full Airshow Practice 1:15pm to 2:40pm Delta/Solos/C130

Saturday Airshow 1:15pm to 2:40pm
Sunday Airshow 1:15pm to 2:40pm


ADVANCED NOTICE TO DRIVERS USED TO USING THE I-90 FOR MID DAY COMMUTE !!!!

WSDOT, Washington State Patrol, and local Police will CLOSE I-90 Floating Bridge 5 times this weekend during Blue Angels performances .
On and OFF Ramps will be Blocked by WSDOT and Law Enforcement starting at 9:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm with 
  • Northbound I-5 to eastbound I-90
  • Southbound I-5 to eastbound I-90
  • Northbound Rainier Avenue South to eastbound I-90
  • Southbound Rainier Avenue South to eastbound I-90
  • Eastbound I-90 to West Mercer Way
  • East Mercer Way to westbound I-90
  • Island Crest Way to westbound I-90
  • 76th Avenue to westbound I-90
  • West Mercer Way to westbound I-90
Short Field Assault Landing demonstration


High G Force Turn 

]Navy Blue Angels "Fat Albert on a Parade Photo Pass

No. 313 SeaFair 2016 on the Lake Events

ALBERT LEE APPLIANCE SEAFAIR CUP

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016
GENESEE PARK/LAKE WASHINGTON
FRI/SAT 8 A.M.- 6 P.M., SUN 7:30 A.M.- 6 P.M.

The Unlimited Hydroplanes return to Seattle for another exciting edition of Seafair. These jet-powered marvels are quicker than ever, and as the competition showed in 2015, it's deck-to-deck competition in virtually every heat of racing. Straightaway speeds now exceed 200 mph!
The technology has enhanced, and with it, the level of competition throughout the field has improved dramatically. For the history buffs, the Allison engines of P38 fame return in the former Gold Cup winning Ed Cooper entry, sponsored in 2015 by HomeStreet Bank. This amazing hull runs speeds equal to the turbines while producing over 3,000 horsepower.

Not only is the competition tougher, but the fan experience has been greatly enriched as well. With new apps for virtually every smart phone, live streaming video from the course and cockpit is available to everyone, free of charge.

Seattle companies continue to invest in Seafair with 2015 champion Graham Trucking returning to defend their championship while Albert Lee Appliance returns as title sponsor. New boats enter the water for 2016 including the highly anticipated entry of formidable Seattle team owner Greg O'Farrell.

Seattle remains the heartbeat of Unlimited Hydroplane racing. Join us August 5-7, 2016 where the fastest race boats in the world compete on the world's most beautiful and competitive racecourse, the famed and treacherous Lake Washington!

WEEKEND ITINERARY

 

FRIDAY

9 - 10:15 a.m.: H1 Unlimited Testing
4 - 6 p.m.: H1 Unlimited Qualifying Session

SATURDAY

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.: H1 Unlimited Testing
11:35 - 11:50 a.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1A
11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1B
4:55 - 6 p.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing

SUNDAY

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
10:55 - 11:10 a.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2A
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2B
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3A
2:50 - 3:05 p.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3B
4:45 - 5 p.m.: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat Finals
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony





BOLT ON THE BLUE WATER SKI RACE

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016
GENESEE PARK/LAKE WASHINGTON
FRI/SAT 8:30 A.M.- 6 P.M., SUN 7:30 A.M.- 6 P.M.


Bolt on the Blue, a water ski race expo presented by Overload Productions, is set to make a splash and turn some heads during Seafair Weekend 2016.

Water ski racing is a family-friendly event that’s sure to thrill Seafair’s action-loving crowd. The sport has gained popularity all over the world including in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States. Elite racers reach speeds of up to 100 MPH.
Overload, together with the National Water Ski Racing Association (NWSRA) and USA Water Ski, will also host the 20th annual World Water Ski Racing Championships during Seafair 2017.

The expo, which will be held in Lake Washington, will feature top racers and boats, including former world champions Todd Haig and Katelin Wendt, and USA Water Ski Hall of Famer Martie Wells. Spectators are also encouraged to check out racing boats and powerful engines from Mercury Racing and Nordic Boats at Genesee Park.


GRAHAM TRUCKING GRAND PRIX WEST SEAFAIR CUP

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016
GENESEE PARK/LAKE WASHINGTON
FRI/SAT 8 A.M.- 6 P.M., SUN 7:30 A.M.- 6 P.M.

WEEKEND ITINERARY

 

FRIDAY

8 - 9 a.m.: Grand Prix West Hydroplane Testing and Qualifying Session

SATURDAY

8 - 8:30 a.m.: Grand Prix West Hydroplane Testing
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.: Grand Prix West Hydroplane Heat 1

SUNDAY

8 - 8:30 a.m.: Grand Prix West Hydroplane Testing
10:35 - 10:50 a.m.: Grand Prix West Hydroplane Heat 2
3:10 - 3:25 p.m.: Grand Prix West Hydroplane Heat Finals
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.: Awards Ceremony

ABOUT GRAND PRIX WEST (GPW)

 
The Grand Prix West Hydroplane Association was formed in 2009 and promotes a homogeneous class of hydroplane racing where technology, hulls, engine packages, and drivers are comparable enough to provide close, exciting competition not only at each race but within each heat with no one Team considered the “one to beat”. GPW is an independent “club” of, and will operate in conjunction with, the American Power Boat Association. With the recent Memorandum of Agreement signed with H1 Unlimited, GPW will be racing at most if not all of the H1 events in 2015. Teams from around the country will be participating in events and exhibitions throughout the country so come on out and support the noise! Visit gpwhydroplanes.com to learn more.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

No. 312 Seattle Maritime Festival Pier 66

Seattle Maritime Festival Harbor Open House

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14
Location: Pier 66, Bell Street and Alaskan Way, Seattle



Bell Street Pier Open House activities:
Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off
Participating restaurants in the Chowder Cook-Off include Ivar’s, The Edgewater Hotel’s Six Seven Restaurant,  Anthony’s at Pier 66,  Elliott’s Oyster House, Bell Harbor Conference Center, The Crab Pot, and The Fisherman’s Restaurant. Purchase a Chowder Passport at the Festival Information Booth or at any participating restaurant for only $5 and you’ll receive a delicious 3 ounce sample of chowder from each restaurant. Sampling stations are located at the participating restaurant. All proceeds benefit the Seattle Propeller Club’s charities.
Vessel Tours :
Canadian Navy's Glendyne, Seattle Maritime Academy Instructor, Global Diving’s Munson, King County Research Vessel Liberty, Seattle Harbor Patrol and Seattle Sea Scouts Propeller.  In addition, the Port of Seattle will have their Bomb Squad Truck and Dive Truck and the Coast Guard will have a trailered vessel on the plaza at Pier 66. Also, look for displays from Puget Sound Maritime and Captain's.
Free Harbor Tours
Departing at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm 

Friday, June 19, 2015

No. 311 Father's Day Aviation Events

Father's Day Aviation Events

Historic Flight Foundation
West Side Paine Field - Everett, WA
10am ~ 5pm
$15
http://historicflight.org/hf/

3rd Annual Biplane Weekend Friday June 19th ~ Sunday June 21st.

Saturday will feature speakers, live music, demonstration flying and period displays. Throughout the weekend HFF will host the Commemorative Air Force historical presentation “Rise Above,” an inspiring tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen offered in a transportable theater. B_T_PHOTOS_September 05_ 2010_IMG_0001.DNG-76WACO UPF-7 N32019 


Flying Heritage Collection
East Side Paine Field - Everett, Wa
10am~5pm
http://flyingheritage.com

Pacific Legends Day/ Fathers Day
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take dad to Paine Field on Father’s Day weekend to see the Flying Heritage Collection’s amazing aircraft take to the skies. Father and son teams Steve and Steven Hinton, along with Bud and Ross Granley, will demonstrate the legendary aircraft of the Pacific War—the P-51 Mustang, F6F Hellcat, P-40 Tomahawk, and the rare Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

Watching the flying demonstration is always free, but why not make the day of it? Museum admission gets you entry for special events and lectures, a free pilots’ autograph signing session, and an up-close look at some of the rarest and most valuable vintage aircraft and vehicles in the world!

Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!


FHC Mitsubishi A6M3 Zer0FHC F5F Hellcat 


Collings Foundation "Wings of Freedom Tour"
Flying Heritage Collection
Paine Field, WA
$12 
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/
 B-17 Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
6/19/2015 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
6/20 – 6/21/2015 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM

Collings Foundation B-17G " Nine-0-Nine" Heavy BomberCollings Foundation B-24J "Witchcraft"

Thursday, June 18, 2015

No. 310 Washington State Classic Car Shows

Washington State 2015 Classic Car Shows 


May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
34th Annual Moses Lake Spring Festival Open Car Show - Moses Lake, WA
May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015
11th Annual Spring BBQ Hot Rod Gathering - Palouse, WA
May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015Corvettes on the Columbia - Kennewick, Wa
June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
All Corvette Car Show - Anacortes, WA
June 6, 2015 - June 6, 2015Waterfront Festival Open Class Show _ Anacortes, WA
June 7, 2015 - June 7, 2015VETTE-A-BRATION _ Yakima, WA
 June 12, 2015 - June 14, 2015ATHS Columbia Basin Chapter Antique Truck Show Richland, WA
June 13, 2015 - June 13, 2015El Camino/Chevelle Show - Snohomish, WA
June 14, 2015 - June 14, 20153rd Annual Pit-A-Billy Car Show - Seattle, WA
June 20, 2015 - June 20, 2015Rakers Car Club 12th Annual Car Show - Port Townsend, WA
June 20, 2015 - June 20, 201510th Annual Fenders On Front Street - Issaquah, WA
June 21, 2015 - June 21, 2015Gear Heads Father's Day Car Show - Bellingham, WA
June 21, 2015 - June 21, 20152015 Blessing of the Cars! -Tacoma, WA
June 21, 2015 - June 21, 2015Fenders on Front Street - Issaquah, WA
June 21, 2015 - June 21, 201522nd Annual Cool Desert Nights Car Show - Richland, WA
June 25, 2015 - June 28, 2015Eastside Parkway Pile-Up Car Show - East Wenatchee, WA
June 27, 2015 - June 27, 2015Flying Eagle A's Model - Vancouver, WA 
June 27, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles - Bothel, WA
June 27, 2015 - June 27, 2015
2015 Mukilteo Classic Car Show - Mukilteo, WA
June 28, 2015 - June 28, 2015

Rat City Rodz Hot Rod Block Party
 _ Everett, WA
July 11, 2015 - July 11, 2015
10th Annual Camas Car Show - Camas, WA
July 11, 2015 - July 11, 2015