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Jason Sowka of Tacoma throws his friends' son Alex Reed Brown II, 2, into the air as they watch the Formula One PROP Tour Heat 3 during Seafair Saturday on Lake Washington, August 3, 2013. Sowka was among many expressing disappointment that the Blue Angels didn't appear this summer. "I just wish that the community could have seen what the Navy and the Air Force has to offer," he noted. The lack of the popular air show staple may have contributed to the estimated 27 percent decrease in attendance in 2013. LINDSEY WASSON/THE SEATTLE TIMES