Seattle SeaFair is a summer festival that has a bunch of events, including yacht races and more, but the main event I attended was the Blue Angels performance. The Blue Angels is the US Navy flight demonstration unit, and when they perform, they do loops, fly right past each other at speed, and other amazing aerobatics.
To first get to the area where they were performing, I had to take the bus for an hour and then walk through a well-lit but slightly sketch tunnel towards the highway. They actually closed off the highway so that people could stand on it and watch as the Blue Angels performed above Lake Washington! If there hadn’t been other people walking the same way, I’m not sure I would’ve made it🤔
The performance was really cool! The planes can choose to let out white smoke when they’re doing tricks, so you can really see what they’re doing. The airplanes are also very loud, so a lot of people were wearing over-ear headphones to block out the noise. I did cover my ears for parts of it when the planes came close, so it would’ve been a good idea for me to bring headphones too.
Below I’ve included photos of them spiraling in a tight loop upwards thousands of feet, making a huge loop in the sky with about 5 planes flying next to each other, and doing other coordinated aerobatics! The performance lasted about 45 minutes to an hour.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?