Residing in the rain shadow of the stunning Olympic Mountains, Sequim’s landscape is simply breathtaking. A shimmering coastline, pastoral valley and snow-capped mountain views surround this warm and welcoming community. Find everything needed for comfortable living such as; great schools, wonderful shops and outstanding medical facilities, but also unlimited recreational and social activities. Residents of Sequim never run out of exciting things to do. There’s always a festival or group for any interest. To top it off, the sunny and dry weather makes it an ideal place for enjoying the outdoors year-round. Visit Sequim and discover what the locals already know, you will not find a better community for your next home.
Plane and flying hobbyists gather at the Sequim Valley Airport for the 6th Annual Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire on August 25th and 26th. This two day celebration includes antique plane exhibitions, a classic car show, helicopter and hot air balloon rides. Not to mention entertainment such as aerial demonstrations and a remote control aircraft show. And it wouldn’t be a summer fair without great live music and local food. A car load of your friends will only cost $5 for this fun filled day visiting sunny Sequim. See why so many pilots call Sequim the “blue hole.” The dry weather and mild temperatures make this the perfect location for aviation enthusiasts to call home.
Plane Exhibitions, Demonstrations and Entertainment
This two day event has a lot of activities and something for everyone. Certainly the antique plane exhibition is a favorite every year. And it also includes the Clallam County chapter of EAA-Kit Planes-Experimental Aircraft Association. They’re great group, dedicated to promoting aviation on the northern Olympic Peninsula.
Every year the classic car show outdoes itself with some rare and mint condition beauties. All vehicles are invited to enter the show for a chance to win prizes. Stroll through the foreign cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, and trucks. While the kids will enjoy the emergency vehicles on display and the chance to look inside.
Appreciate the view from a thrilling helicopter tour or enchanting hot-air balloon ride. The Morning Star Balloon Co. will have rides available around 7:00 am both days of the fair. While Atomic Helicopters has several local tours to choose from on Saturday and Sunday.
While safely on the ground watch daring aerial demonstrations . The Diamond Point Swift Formation Team dazzle viewers with aerial maneuvers including dramatic smoke trails. Also don’t miss the thrilling skydiving and wing walking demos.
The remote control (RC) aircraft groups show off their latest creations with a stunt flying show. The Sequim RC Aeronauts and the Olympic RC Modelers from Port Angeles display their amazing array of crafts ranging from giant to featherweight. After trying your own hand at an RC computer simulator, you might just get hooked.
The Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire is a great excuse to come out to sunny Sequim for a fun weekend. The local pilots know that nothing beats the breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the air. If this sounds like your perfect town, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable agents at Schwab Realty.
If flying is your passion, then Sequim is the perfect setting for your next adventure. We have a wealth of natural beauty including: a sparkling coastline, expansive forests and the stunning Olympic Mountains. All these gorgeous sites can be enjoyed by hiking, biking and boating. But some Sequim residents know the best views are from high in the air. Not only is our scenery spectacular, we also have the perfect weather for flying. Afterall pilots gave Sequim its nickname the “Blue Hole”. Our dry weather consistently creates the favorable conditions needed for VFR approaches and this is why Sequim has become a destination for aviators. Here the freedom of flying is a way of life.