walking the dog today, a sourceless growling in the sky made me think I had missed a military flight, and lo, a minute later two more military jets came over, low and loud, headed west.
They were Navy or Air Force grey, but I was puzzled by something. the jets were small, not transports. They had the paper-airplane profile and loud growl of contemporary fighters.
however, at least one of the planes had a high tailplane configuration, something which does not appear in the current US lineup of one and two seater jets. So I have no idea what I watched fly by this afternoon.
UPDATE: the plane with the high tailplane was certainly an F-101. There are two on record at Evergreen and McChord aviation museums. I have not yet heard of one kept in flying trim, but there are many in various aviation museums.
the planes were headed west by southwest, heading west along the line of 115th street and angling down south a bit once they got over Lake Washington. they were at about 700 feet.