July 27, 2015
Seafair Weekend highlights the best that Seattle has to offer – warm sunshine, stunning scenery and, of course, the thrilling Seafair Air Show over Lake Washington! This year we are opening up a unique opportunity for our customers to join us aboard the Seafair Air Show Logboom Cruises and celebrate summer in true Seattle style. The legendary logboom is known as the city’s biggest floating party and offers front-row viewing of the Air Show. Our newest yacht, the beautiful West Star, will be tied up at the logboom located south of the I-90 Bridge, placing our guests in the center of all the action! Bring your sunscreen and sunglasses and enjoy Seafair Weekend from the water!
During the Air Show, guests will be treated to the heart-pounding aerobatic and low-flying maneuvers of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The fearless Navy and Marine aviators flying F/A-18 Hornets at speeds up to 700 mph, will perform their highly-anticipated stunts, including the famous vertical rolls and their trademark Diamond 360 formation, maintaining an 18 inch wingtip separation.
The Blue Angels welcomed its first female pilot since the team’s inception in 1946, this year. U.S. Marine Corps Captain, Katie Higgins, a third-generation military aviator, has chosen to fly the Blue Angels’ C-130T Hercules aircraft, known affectionately as “Fat Albert.” Fat Albert supports the Angels by transporting equipment, parts and support personnel between shows. Watch for Fat Albert’s appearance at the air show during Seafair Weekend.
New to the show this year is the Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian flight team, flying their Czech-made twin seater military training L-39C Albatros jets in tight formation at speeds up to 565 mph. The team creates a seamlessly coordinated ballet of acts, showcasing incredible skill and mastery coordinated down to the smallest details. Sponsored by the Swiss company who makes the Breitling chronometer watch, the French-based team is on their first American tour.
Among other spell-binding acts at the Air Show this year, are U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Marine Harrier Jet AV-8A, and many others! You may also see some hydroplanes in action getting ready for the races later in the day. Check the exact schedule of events and performances at Seafair.com.
The Seafair Air Show Logboom Cruises include a lavish array of food and viewing opportunities to entertain you during the 5.5 hour round-trip. Indulge in a delicious brunch buffet in the morning as you start your voyage to the logboom location and enjoy a refreshing deli sandwich and salad buffet in the afternoon. Seafair specialty cocktails, ice-cold beer buckets and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase throughout the cruise. Join us on Friday, July 31st, Saturday, August 1st or Sunday, August 2nd and celebrate Seattle Seafair 2015!