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Flyovers & Static Displays

Due to sequestratian and recent budget cuts, the Air Force can no longer support flyover requests.

Air Force and DOD assets belong to the American people and participation by Air Force people and display of Air Force equipment in public events furthers public understanding of the Air Force mission. Air Force policy is to keep costs to a minimum. Participation requiring additional cost to the government should be avoided unless considered in the best interest of the Air Force.

Static Displays
Authorized only at airfields, heliports, and landing sites meeting the qualifications prescribed in AFI 13-218, Air Traffic System Evaluation Program, as supplemented by MAJCOMs. Static displays should have at least one qualified crewmember available to answer questions from spectators and to ensure security. Static displays do not require FAA approval.

To request a static display, please click here and complete per the instructions.

Base Tours

Tours of the base are provided beginning March 1 through October 31, to various community organizations, high schools, businesses and academic military recruitment programs (ROTC/JROTC) to educate their members about the missions of Fairchild and Air Mobility Command. Tours are offered weekdays and may be cancelled at any time due to mission requirements.

Requirements:

  • Tours are limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 45 participants.
  • Participants must be high school students and above. No tours are held for children in elementary or middle school.
  • Requests must be submitted to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office no later than four weeks prior to the desired tour date. All requests are given equal consideration and are granted on a first-requested, first-serve basis.
  • A list of participants' names (last, first, MI), dates of birth and social security numbers must be submitted to the 92nd ARW Public Affairs Office at least 10 days prior to the tour date. For non-U.S. citizens, please inquire.

To request a tour, fill out the Fairchild Tour Request Form and return it to 92arw.pa@us.af.mil.

For more information, contact 92nd ARW Public Affairs Community Engagement at (509) 247-5705.

Guest Speakers

Air Force and DOD assets belong to the American people and participation by Air Force people and display of Air Force equipment in public events furthers public understanding of the Air Force mission.

Per Air Force Instruction 35-105 Community Relations
Air Force members may appear in uniform at local community-wide, civic-sponsored events only when the approving commander believes participation is appropriate and in good taste; the individuals volunteer for the assignment; there is no interference with military duties or operations; participation involves no additional cost to the government; and the event meets the basic participation criteria. This applies to active-duty, reserve component, and retired military.

To make a speaker request, please contact 92nd ARW Public Affairs Community Engagement at (509) 247-5705 or at 92arw.pa@us.af.mil.

The Mission

Active community relations programs enable commanders to enhance Airman morale and readiness and public trust and support. Air Force professionals involved in the communities where they live become front-line ambassadors for the Air Force. Through active programs, the Air Force demonstrates it is a community partner and a responsible steward of resources.

Contact Information

Fairchild Community Engagement
1 East Bong Street, Suite 228
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: (509) 247-5705

Email92arw.pa@us.af.mil

Honorary Commanders

The Honorary Commander program was created bring military wing, group and squadron commanders together to partner with and educate influential members of the community such as business leaders and chamber of commerce members, on the similarities and differences of military and civilian operations. The program brings together leaders from the military and civilian communities in an informal program designed to continue to foster mutual understanding and establish bonds of friendship.

If you are a group or squadron commander and are new to Fairchild Air Force Base, please contact our office with a request for an Honorary Commander. If you are an outgoing commander, please inform our office in order for your Honorary Commander to be reassigned.

 For more information about Fairchild's Honorary Commander Program, please contact 92nd ARW Public Affairs Community Engagement at (509) 247-5705.