Boeing Seafair Air Show
Date(s): Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 3, 2014
Location: Genesee Park/Lake Washington
Time: Fri 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The Boeing Seafair Air Show marks the culmination of the eight-week festival and is a true highlight for all in attendance. During one weekend each year, air show fans witness captivating sights as the best pilots in the world perform heart-pounding performances over Lake Washington.

Seafair Weekend 2014 – Tentative Schedule of Air Show Events

FRIDAY, August 1
8:30 a.m        Gates Open
10:40 a.m.     Lucas Oil Air Show
10:55 a.m.     Flying Heritage Collection
11:15 a.m.     Jack Link’s Jet Waco
11:30 a.m.     Bill Leff Airshow
11:55 a.m.     Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
12:30 p.m.     Patriots Jet Team
1:00 p.m.       Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration  
1:45 p.m.       U.S. Navy Blue Angels
6:00 p.m.       Gates Close     

SATURDAY, August 2
8:30 a.m.       Gates Open     
10:35 a.m.     Flying Heritage Collection
11:03 a.m.     Bill Leff Airshow
11:19 a.m.     Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
12:30 p.m.     Patriots Jet Team
1:00 p.m.       Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:45 p.m.       U.S. Navy Blue Angels     
3:10 p.m.       Lucas Oil Airshow
3:23 p.m        Flying Heritage Collection
3:41 p.m.       Jack Link’s Jet Waco
9:30 p.m.       Patriots Jet Team
9:50 p.m.       Bill Leff Airshow
11:00 p.m.     Gates Close

SUNDAY, August 3
7:30 a.m.       Gates Open
10:50 a.m.     Lucas Oil Air Show
11:14 a.m.     Flying Heritage Collection
11:32 a.m.     Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
12:30 p.m.     Patriots Jet Team
1:00 p.m.       Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:45 p.m.       U.S. Navy Blue Angels
3:20 p.m.       Bill Leff Airshow
3:44 p.m.       Flying Heritage Collection
4:02 p.m.       Jack Link’s Jet Waco
6:00 p.m.       Gates Close

Air Show Performers

U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Don't miss the familiar roar of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels at Seafair Weekend in 2014! These Boeing F/A-18 aircrafts will race overhead at speeds approaching 700 mph. The Blues will perform aerobatic and low-flying maneuvers as Seattleites look on in awe from the shores of Lake Washington. The team amazes spectators with mentally and physically demanding maneuvers such as vertical rolls performed by the Opposing Solo and the Sneak Pass performed by the Lead Solo. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels participated in their first air show in 1946 and since have performed for an estimated 11 million spectators during air shows each year. A total of 16 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels. The pilots include: CDR Thomas Frosch (Flight Leader), LCDR John Hiltz (Right Wing), LCDR Nate Barton (Left Wing), Captain Brandon Cordill (Slot), LCDR David Tickle (Lead Solo), LT Mark Tedrow (Opposing Solo), LT Ryan Chamberlain (Narrator), LCDR Michael Cheng (Events Coordinator), Capt A.J. Harrell (C-130 Pilot), Maj Mike Van Wyk (C-130 Pilot), Capt Dusty Cook (C-130 Pilot), LCDR Declan Hartney (Maintenance Officer), LCDR Mark DeBuse (Flight Surgeon), LTJG Phil Harper (Administrative Officer), LT Scott Adams (Supply Officer), LTJG Amber Lynn Daniel (Public Affairs Officer). The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through demonstrations and community outreach. To learn more about the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, visit CLICK HERE.


    

Patriots Jet Team

The Patriots Jet Team performed at Seafair Weekend most recently in 2013. The team was founded in 2003 as a two-ship formation group and eventually expanded to a six-ship aerobatic team. The Patriots L-39's electrify spectators with fast-paced formation flying, choreographed four-ship diamond formation aerobatic maneuvers and their signature "Tail Slide", where the aircraft actually slides backwards toward the ground. The team's performances are highlighted by a computerized red, white and blue smoke system. The pilots include: lead Dean Wright (#1), right wing Rob Hutchison (#2), left wing John Posson (#3), slot pilot Paul Strickland (#4), outer left wing Rob Mitchell (#5) and right wing Scott Ind (#6). Their collective backgrounds include experience with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds and Royal Canadian Air Force. To learn more about the Patriots Jet Team, CLICK HERE.



Air National Guard Aerobatic Team

The Air National Guard Aerobatic Team is packed with excitement and carefully choreographed maneuvers. The maneuvers consist of astonishing acrobatics done at speeds at nearly 250 mph! It is a jaw-dropping performance you don't want to miss! To learn more about the Air National Guard Aerobatic team, CLICK HERE.



Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration

The Marine Air-Ground Task Force is the principal organization for all missions across the range of military operations. MAGTFs are a balance air-ground, combined arms task organization of Marine Corps. This year, the MAGTF Demonstration will fly the CH-53E Super Stallion, AV-8B Harrier, F/A-18 Hornet, MV-22 Osprey, KC-130J Hercules, UH-1Y Huey and CH-46E Phrog. 



Jack Link's Screamin' Sasquatch 

The "Screamin' Sasquatch" is a one-of-a-kind jet-powered aerobatic biplane capable of flying straight up at maximum speed. The airplane is a Taperwing Waco, which was made famous by barnstormers of the 1920s and 30s. Spectators are sure to be thrilled by the amazing sights of this jet engine with a modern twist. John Klatt, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard, and Jeff Boerboon, a U.S. Unlimited Aerobatics Champion, will pilot the Screamin' Sasquatch. To learn more about Jack Link's Screamin' Sasquatch, CLICK HERE.



Lucas Oil Air Shows

Lucas Oil Air Shows features Pilot Michael Wiskus demonstrating amazing aerobatics, from twists and turns to jaw dropping, low, over-the-water passes. Mike and his Lucas Oil Pitts will perform tricks averaging at 195 mph over Lake Washington!


Pilot Mike Wiskus has a passion for aviation and has been awarded numerous awards in his career. He will be performing in more than 20 air shows this year.  To learn more about Mike and Lucas Oil Air Shows, CLICK HERE.



Bill Leff Airshows 

Bill Leff Airshows features Pilot Bill Leff demonstrating rolls and loops that will thrill both the novice and enthusiast alike. Pilot Bill Leff's extensive career includes more than 30 years of corporate and performance fling. With his extensive experience and commitment to aviation, Bill will be flying the authentically restored T-6 "Texan" across Lake Washington at a cruising speed of 170 mph! To learn more about Bill Leff Airshows, CLICK HERE.



Supermarine Spitfire MK.VC
The Supermarine Spitfire often has been credited with winning the Battle of Britain, and was the most extensively produced of all the Allied fighters. The distinctive elliptical wing design of the fighter plane increased the overall maneuverability and decreased air resistance. Pilots who flew the airplane loved it, often referring to the airplane as “a ballerina in flight.” 



Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk
The P-40 Tomahawk appeared at the start of WWII. Because of the low cost of the airplane, the aircraft remained in production as a ground attack fighter long after other airplanes had technologically surpassed it. The plane is known for its high-speed agility at lower altitudes and its ability to make tight turns. The Tomahawk is the world’s only remaining P-40C in flying condition.



North American P-51D Mustang
The P-51 became one of the best known and most feared fighters in the world after the plane was fitted with the British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and large extended fuel tanks. The plane’s laminar wing design was innovative and greatly reduced turbulent airflow across the wing. This P-51 is a combat veteran that was delivered to the United States Army Air Force on January 26th, 1945. 



Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
World War II pilots considered the P-47D Thunderbolt to be “unbreakable,” and its toughness gave pilots undeniable confidence that they would return home to the U.S. safely. The fighter had the most powerful Pratt & Whitney engine ever developed at the time of its creation. This aircraft was manufactured by Republic Aviation in Evansville, Indiana and delivered to the USAAF on June 27, 1945. Seattle-born Colonel Ralph C. Jenkins pilots the aircraft. 


Flying Heritage Collection

The FHC is a premier aviation attraction made up of dynamic aircrafts dating from the 1930s and 1940s. These fly-overs will grab your attention as you experience a blast from the past! To learn more about the Flying Heritage Collection, CLICK HERE.


ABOUT BOEING
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 168,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries.

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