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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Patriots Jet Team speeds up Seafair

Steve Diethelm polishes the fuselage of one of the Patriots Jet Team aircraft. Diethelm is a volunteer aircraft-maintenance tech with the Patriots Jet team, which is replacing the Blue Angels in this weekend’s Boeing Air Show. The six Patriot planes are Czech L-39 Albatros single-engine jets.