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-- look how quick they built that -- -- in the president's and you didn't build that now Americans are doing that the government can't.
Like one organization pitching in to make sure its annual festival -- goes line after the blue angel's wings were clipped over budget cuts and sequester.
Getting me now to explain Seattle is these Seattle sea -- festival's president and CEO that's not good morning few bright and early bad.
So you have been doing this show for so long and I know people who come to it love to see the blue angels.
Tell me about the bad news you've got one day recent.
Well yes the blue angels have been a part of -- affair for over forty years and at fan favorite here in Seattle.
That this festival really belongs to the people here and when we heard the news that the blue angels word that would not be.
-- -- that any air shows that I throughout the country this year.
We knew that we had to do something to -- to make sure that the fans have got to A at quality air show with a headliner.
-- performance jet team so actually before we even heard the news that -- blue angels were officially grounded.
We had already contacted.
A private performance jet team called the patriots.
And they had agreed -- Don in California and agreed to participate in a seat there air show.
So we had confirmed then that at that time once we got the news that the blue angels canceled we -- had the patriots in place.
Wow bet you sound pretty proactive.
I thought we weren't allowed to -- missed a -- at a hunter suddenly do that in and -- the people -- -- the show going to be able to Stevenson to blue angels won't be there is a little patriots be the same.
Well the patriots.
Is -- they are different team they out -- different jets but they are performance jet team that will perform at the that fast pace formation flying that the people are -- too.
They -- -- really there's nothing that can be -- -- blue angels they are very it's a very special group.
But the patriots will certainly be an entertaining show that well.
Allow people down along the shores of lake Washington and even out on their boats on lake Washington to watch the show in the process that that the financial commitment to it bring in the patriots was worth that to make sure that the fans had that the kind of show that they're expecting lots and I was gonna ask you is how are you going to pay for.
Well this was -- F financial decision that are our nonprofit organization had to make that.
We don't want to have via the public say there's no reason that comes as the -- fear that our favorite performance jet team that's in there.
So we wanted to fill that void and that we are to have a world class airshow so they have a headliner that.
Could fill in that gap was important to us and so we decided to to take that risk.
Our rights if -- live out in the Seattle area.
No worries they're still gonna have a fantastic air show and keep that tradition going back -- president and CE OC -- thanks much for joining us today have a great weekend.
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