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An F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform a Heritage Flight during the 2019 Skyfest 2019 Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washinton, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

An F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform a Heritage Flight during the 2019 Skyfest 2019 Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washinton, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

An F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform a Heritage Flight during the 2019 Skyfest 2019 Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washinton, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

An F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang perform a Heritage Flight during the 2019 Skyfest 2019 Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washinton, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

Members from the 36th Rescue Squadron prepare to demonstrate medical evacuation procedures during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

Members from the 36th Rescue Squadron prepare to demonstrate medical evacuation procedures during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

A C-17 Globemaster III prepares to land during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

A C-17 Globemaster III prepares to land during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team jumps as part of their performance during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team jumps as part of their performance during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team receive jump condition information prior to jumping during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

Members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team receive jump condition information prior to jumping during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nick Hooker, 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for the wind to settle for the next U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team to bound off of the C-130 Hercules’s ramp from 7,700 feet to the ground during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow performance at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nick Hooker, 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for the wind to settle for the next U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team to bound off of the C-130 Hercules’s ramp from 7,700 feet to the ground during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow performance at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Sara Hill and Staff Sgt. Billy Price, Wings of Blue parajumpers, back off of the C-130 Hercules ramp from 4,500 feet during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow performance at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Sara Hill and Staff Sgt. Billy Price, Wings of Blue parajumpers, back off of the C-130 Hercules ramp from 4,500 feet during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow performance at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue team members Steve Rumsey and Trevor Pratt, , leap off of the C-130 Hercules ramp from 7,700 feet to the ground bellow during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow performance at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue team members Steve Rumsey and Trevor Pratt, , leap off of the C-130 Hercules ramp from 7,700 feet to the ground bellow during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow performance at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets Zach Warlick and Sara Hill, U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parajumpers, pose for a photo in a C-130 Hercules ramp before leaping from 4,500 feet during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts.
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)
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U.S. Air Force Academy cadets Zach Warlick and Sara Hill, U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parajumpers, pose for a photo in a C-130 Hercules ramp before leaping from 4,500 feet during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue pose for a photo before jumping from 4,500 feet for the opening ceremony during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)
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U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue pose for a photo before jumping from 4,500 feet for the opening ceremony during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine)

U.S. Air Force Cadet Sara Hill, Air Force Academy Wings of Blue team member, jumps from a C-130 Hercules while carrying the American flag during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow  on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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U.S. Air Force Cadet Sara Hill, Air Force Academy Wings of Blue team member, jumps from a C-130 Hercules while carrying the American flag during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

Retired U.S. Navy pilots, U.S. Air Force pilots, Reno Air Racers, acrobatics experts, and test pilots from the Lightning Formation Airshows demonstration team perform an aerial demonstration during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow  on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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Retired U.S. Navy pilots, U.S. Air Force pilots, Reno Air Racers, acrobatics experts, and test pilots from the Lightning Formation Airshows demonstration team perform an aerial demonstration during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joey Aronson watches part of the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team prepare to perform during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow  on Fairchild Air Force Base, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joey Aronson watches part of the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team prepare to perform during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

The Lightning Formation Airshows demonstration team performs an aerial demonstration as the final performer for the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow  on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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The Lightning Formation Airshows demonstration team performs an aerial demonstration as the final performer for the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

Porter, a Skyfest 2019 visitor,  sits inside the flightdeck of a UH-1N Huey during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)
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Porter, a Skyfest 2019 visitor, sits inside the flightdeck of a UH-1N Huey during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

A baby chews on her father’s hand at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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A baby chews on her father’s hand at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sammuel Kennedy, singer and guitarist for the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, sings and plays guitar at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sammuel Kennedy, singer and guitarist for the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, sings and plays guitar at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

People at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow  watch a F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang, on the flight line of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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People at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow watch a F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang, on the flight line of Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members wait to post colors during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members wait to post colors during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies during 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow  on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor flies during 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

A B-52 Stratofortress conducts a fly-over during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)
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A B-52 Stratofortress conducts a fly-over during the Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

Spectators observe the Lightning Formation Airshows demonstration team at the end of their performance and the 2019 SkyFest open house and airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra  Miller)
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Spectators observe the Lightning Formation Airshows demonstration team at the end of their performance and the 2019 SkyFest open house and airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

Attendees converse with pilots of a T-38 Talon static display aircraft at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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Attendees converse with pilots of a T-38 Talon static display aircraft at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 gave the Inland Northwest a chance to meet members of Team Fairchild and see the U.S. Air Force’s premier air refueling wing in action during a simulated KC-135 Stratotanker low-pass refuel of a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

A U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parajumper glides in the flight line center stage while trailing the U.S. Air Force flag during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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A U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parajumper glides in the flight line center stage while trailing the U.S. Air Force flag during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flies low over the crowd at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flies low over the crowd at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

A UH-1 Iroquois helicopter from the 36th Rescue Squadron hovers over a marker-flare to perform a rescue demonstration at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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A UH-1 Iroquois helicopter from the 36th Rescue Squadron hovers over a marker-flare to perform a rescue demonstration at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul "Loco" Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demo Team Pilot, gives a thumbs-up before take-off at the 2019 Skyfest Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul "Loco" Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demo Team Pilot, gives a thumbs-up before take-off at the 2019 Skyfest Skyfest Open House and Air Show at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Team Fairchild’s role in enabling Rapid Global Mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul "Loco" Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demo Team Pilot, speaks to the crowd before swearing in the Air Force’s latest recruits at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show opening ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul "Loco" Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demo Team Pilot, speaks to the crowd before swearing in the Air Force’s latest recruits at the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Air Show opening ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

A P-51 Mustang prepares for take-off during the 2019 Skyfest Air Show and Open House opening ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)
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A P-51 Mustang prepares for take-off during the 2019 Skyfest Air Show and Open House opening ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 22, 2019. Fairchild opened its gates to the public for a free one-day event to showcase Pacific Northwest airpower and U.S. Air Force capabilities. The airshow included the F-22 Demonstration Team, U.S. Army Golden Knights and 11 other aerial acts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash --

Team Fairchild hosted the Inland Northwest Skyfest 2019 Open House and Airshow for more than 70,000 members of the Inland Northwest community at Fairchild Air Force Base on June 22, 2019.  

 

Skyfest 2019 had the largest amount of visitors the base has seen in a decade. The event featured more than 13 aerial acts, 16 static display aircraft, and offered interactive experiences to showcase Pacific Northwest Airpower, including a performance by Team Fairchild’s Air Refueling Demo Team, the only demo team of its kind in Air Mobility Command.

 

“We created [AMC’s] first and only aerial refueling demonstration to show what Fairchild does to achieve Global Reach,” said Maj. Mark Watson, Skyfest 2019 airshow director.

 

“It was great to show the community a part of our job they normally don’t get to see,” said Staff Sgt. Nick Lichtenwalner, 384th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator. “Usually, the closest they get is through a photo or video, so being able to display an up close and personal experience was awesome.” 

 

Fairchild hosted over 20 interactive games and exhibits featuring a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics hangar, containing a variety Spokane community STEAM clubs and organizations provided by the community.

 

“We have a valuable relationship with the community,” Watson said. “The airshow was a great way to show our partnership with the Inland Northwest community while highlighting Air Force capabilities.”

 

Team Fairchild can only exist with the continual support from the Inland Northwest community, and Skyfest was another opportunity to maintain the strong partnership that enables Fairchild to remain the Air Force’s premier air refueling team supporting Global Reach.