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CV-22 Osprey, Thunderbirds slated for Skyfest

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Skyfest 2006, Fairchild’s air show and open house, is fast approaching. 

There will be a static display of a CV-22 Osprey from Kirtland Air Force Base, which will be its first off-post airshow display since becoming operational. 

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s premier flight demonstration team, is scheduled to be the main act. 

Skyfest is a free event that will feature a variety of aerial acts and displays to give an expected 100,000 visitors an up-close-and-personal look at the U.S. Air Force. 

Gates will open July 29 and 30 at 9 a.m. The shows will also include demonstrations by an F-117A Nighthawk, F-15 Eagle, the P- 51 Mustang Heritage Flight, the Canadian Skyhawks parachute team, an A-10, the Cascade Warbird Squadron, a MiG-17, MK-3 Jet Provost and many more. 

Many static aircraft will also be available on the ground for public photo opportunities. Children of all ages will have opportunities to get close to the latest Air Force aircraft. 

Suggested items to bring include sunglasses, sunscreen, lawn chairs and water bottles. 

The following items are prohibited: backpacks/large carrying bags (excessively large purses or camera bags), walkie-talkies or HAM radios, coolers, glass bottles, pets, bicycles, skateboards or roller blades are all “Prohibited” items. Entry will be denied and these items will be returned to your vehicle before entry. Pets may not remain in vehicles. 

A full list of confirmed performers and static displays is available at our website, http://public.fairchild.amc.af.mil/.