Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flying Over Seattle

I had the opperunity to fly over Seattle this past week in a Cessna 172.  Pilot requested a scenic pass over the city from West Point, over the stadiums and on to Mercer Island before turning south to Renton.  Tower approved.
 Always looking for traffic.
A Washington State ferry heading towards the Colman Docks in Downtown Seattle.
 Looking south towards Harbor Island and the inlet to the Duwamish Waterway.
 Downtown Seattle
 It was weird, it was one of the limited number of beautiful days in Seattle but there was not much air traffic around downtown Seattle.

 Over the stadiums looking north towards the Space Needle.
 Car traffic on I-5 was not bad... But I-90 leading into the city was a total mess.
Trying to keep the plane below that 1800 foot celling of Sea-tac airspace around Seattle.