As I was waiting for the ferry to run me to Guemes Island yesterday, I struck up a conversation with a fellow passenger. He was from out of state, and not familiar with life near a Navy town.
He said to me, “I thought the sequester pretty much grounded all the airshows. What’s the airshow going on just to the south?”
I explained that it was Naval Air Station Whidbey, and that it was just normal operations.
He was not convinced. He was certain it was a display put on for someone’s pleasure.
Nope. The free daily airshow is just a benefit of living near “The Sound of Freedom.”