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 will race overhead at speeds exceeding 700 mph. The Blues will perform aerobatic and low-flying maneuvers as Seattleites look on in awe from the shores of Lake Washington.
Patriots Jet Team
The Patriots Jet Team has performed at Seafair Weekend in the past, both in 2007 and 2008. 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 wingman Rob Hutchison (#2), left wingman 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, visit www.patriotsjetteam.com and www.facebook.com/patriotsjetteam.
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!
Lucas Oil Air Shows
Lucas Oil Air Shows features Pilot--Mike 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, visitwww.lucasoilairshows.com.
Red Eagle Air Sports presented by PPG Aerospace
The Red Eagles sponsored by PPG Aerospace is a nationally renowned, two-ship formation aerobatic team. This act features the one-of-a-kind Talon Eagle, showing the amazing power these aircrafts are capable of. This performance is a stunning combination of flat spins, tailslides and new maneuvers like the Torqued Eagle! To learn more about Red Eagle Air Sports, visit redeagleairsports.com.
Boeing’s new P-8 aircraft, a militarized version of the Next-Generation 737-800, is a 21st century maritime patrol asset for U.S and allied forces. The P-8’s mission is to locate, track and engage enemy ships and submarines, as well as monitor maritime traffic and conduct open-ocean search and rescue. The P-8 is assembled and tested in Renton and Tukwila, before being delivered to U.S. and Indian Navy customers.
North American B-25
This B-25 flew in combat with nearly every Allied nation during World War II. It became famous when 16 of the planes took off from the aircraft carrier Hornet in April of 1942 and became the first U.S. aircraft to bomb Japan. The FHC's B-25 was built in Kansas City in 1944 and served with the Royal Canadian AIr Force for ten years until it was sold as surplus in 1961.
The Mitsubishi A6M Reisen, nicknamed Zero and Zeke, was feared in the start of the war. It had a tight radius, tremendous speed and and could outmaneuver and out run most Allied fighters. This Zero was one of many japanese combat planes caught in the bombing on Babo Airfield in New Guinea during World War II. This is one of about three planes recovered in 1994 and restored
The first Grumman Hellcat appeared in October, 1942 and were considered the best all-around fighters in the Pacific. It was nicknamed the "Aluminum Tank" by its pilots because of its ability to absorb incredible punishment and keep the pilots safe. It was designed to be flown as an unmanned drone for anti-aircraft target practice, but winded up being used for training. This is one of the few surviving Hellcats.
Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
The P-40 Tomahawk debuted at the start of World War II and was a modification of the old P-36 Hawk. Because of its Heritage, the plane was relatively easy to produce and could be hurried into service. This P-40 is particularly notable for being the shark-mouthed choice of the famed Flying Tiger Squadron. This is the last remaining P-40C in flying condition in the world.
Flying Heritage Collection
The four above aircrafts are all part of the 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, visit www.flyingheritage.com.
Clay Lacy Lear 24
Clay Lacy is the founder and chief executive officer of Clay Lacy Aviation.
Clay will be flying his Lear 24 "Special OPS” in the Boeing Airshow. This corporate jet is fully aerobatic and equipped with an airshow smoke system.
The Douglas DC-2 was the most modern airplane of its time in 1934. This aircraft is the only functional DC-2 in the world! It is currently running like new as it has recently been restored to its former glory, just as it was in 1935.
Clay Lacy Aviation was
established in 1968 as the first executive jet charter company in the Western United States. His professional career includes serving as airline captain, military aviator, experimental test pilot, air race champion, world record-setter, aerial cinematographer and business aviation entrepreneur. Lacy has flown more than 300 aircraft types, logged more than 50,000 flight hours and accumulated more hours flying turbine aircraft than any other pilot. Clay is known to his friends as the “Flyingest Pilot Ever!
Boeing is proud to be a sponsor of Seafair 2013. The “Captain of Summer” has arrived and it’s time to get onboard and celebrate. Boeing is proud to count Seafair among the many partners it works with to ensure our region remains a great place to live and work.
Boeing Air Show Sponsors
The Boeing Company, 76, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, Rockstar Energy, Tulalip Resort Casino, Budweiser, Malibu Rum- Southern Wine and Spirits, Barefoot Wine, Safeway, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Albert Lee Appliance, Graham Trucking, SeattlePI.com, Warm 106.9 FM Today's Soft Favorites, Movin 92.5 All The Hits!, The New Click 98.9 - Modern Music, AM 880 KIXI Music - As Cool Now As It Was Then, Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW, Amway, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Association, Seattle Boat Show, Clay Lacy, Oh Boy! Oberto, Galvin Flying, Pepsi, Museum of Flight, Novastar Development Inc., Lucas Oil, PPG Aerospace, Air National Guard, Flying Heritage Collection, The Boat Guy.