Skyfest 2010 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Skyfest 2010

Posted: Updated: July 23, 2010 05:32 PM
FAIRCHILD A.F.B. - This weekend  Fairchild Air Force Base is hosting one of the biggest and most talked about events in the Inland Northwest - SkyFest.  

In 2008 more than 220,000 people attended SkyFest--Fairchild's largest crowd ever. This year the headline act of the aerial demonstrations is the Air Force Thunderbirds performing harrowing stunts in their F-16 fighter jets.  
 
The gates open at 9 a.m. and the show begins at 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Bring your lawn chairs and sunblock!  For a complete list of what you can and cannot bring to SkyFest, as well as a complete list of confirmed performers and static displays, click here:   http://www.fairchild.af.mil/news/skyfest2010/index.asp
OFFICAL PRESS RELEASE FROM WSP:
On July 24TH and 25th Spokane and the surrounding communities welcome back the high flying fun of SkyFest at Fairchild Air Force Base (FAFB). The two day air show will open at 9 a.m. and will conclude each day with the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team from 3 to 4 p.m.

Airmen from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at FAFB, the Spokane County Sheriff's department; the Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol are asking the public for their cooperation and patience during this busy weekend. Whether attending the air show or traveling through the area, motorists should expect high traffic volumes and possible delays. Please allow yourself extra time to arrive at your destination safely and make sure your vehicle has sufficient fuel for your trip. The occupants of your vehicle should also be prepared by having enough food and water to be comfortable. Motorists should be prepared to obey the temporary traffic control measures and officers that will be in place during the air show. Remember to follow the posted speed limits, buckle your seatbelts, and please don't drink and drive.

Due to traffic volumes it is important to plan your travel route to the air show; please utilize the attached map or visit the Fairchild Air force Base website for entrance and exit information. To ensure this is a safe event for everyone, attendees should expect to go through a magnetometer and have their personal bags searched prior to being allowed entry. Weapons of any sort are prohibited inside the air force base, this is to include any firearm, knives, pocket tools, scissors, and mace or pepper spray. Coolers, glass containers of any kind and alcoholic beverages are also prohibited inside the Air Force Base. For a more exhaustive list of prohibited items please visit the Fairchild AFB website at (http://www.fairchild.af.mil/).

Directions From Spokane: Click Here

Map of Fairchild AFB: Click Here

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