RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9904 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3450 times:
I am a little surprised that Genessee park would have been easier to make than BFI, but that airport is one of the toughest GA airports to use in the country. SEA is only 4 miles away from BFI, so there are very strict requirements on altitude. On top of that it is a very busy airport, so it is completely nonstandard with its approach and departure sequences. The west departure involves flying over busy neighborhoods at 400 AGL, which is never what you want to do as a VFR pilot, but even with that, you have to deal with wake vortices of commercial traffic only a few hundred feet above you!
Congratulations to the pilot. It is a testament to his skill that he landed safely with engine problems and everyone made it off with no injuries.
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