|Occurred : 10/6/2013 15:20 (Entered as : 10/6/13 15:20)
Reported: 10/14/2013 8:07:26 PM 20:07
Location: Eastsound, WA
|2 unidentified high-wing large model aircraft flying low over water proceeding south along west side of East Sound.
While leaving downtown Eastsound, proceeding west on Orcas Rd., I happened to look south, as I had a view over the water. I saw what appeared to me to be two rather large model aircraft (I say model, as they had a wingspan of maybe 10’±). The lead aircraft was flying along the west shoreline, with the second behind and to the left. Both were dark-colored, had no floats/pontoons attached, but were flying an estimated 20’ off the water. High-wing configuration.
They disappeared around a change in the shoreline, and by the time I turned the car around to stay in sight of them, they had left my ability to see them further.
Time, about 3:20pm, Sunday, October 6.
I talked with the Orcas Radio-Control Aircraft Society, and none of them were aware of anyone flying overwater that day.
This is my first report to this website. Generally, I have good estimation abilities on this sort of thing; I’ve been the airport manager for the Orcas Island Airport for 10+ years and have seen a lot of aircraft in all attitudes and altitudes, and this one is a mystery to me.