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SKYFEST 2014! Everything You Need To Know

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Skyfest 2014 is THIS WEEKEND at Fairchild Air Force Base Skyfest 2014 is THIS WEEKEND at Fairchild Air Force Base
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AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The first Skyfest since 2010 is happening this weekend at Fairchild Air Force Base in Airway Heights! The weekend will be jam packed with the finest of the United States Military on display, both on the ground and in the air. 

If you attend and share your photos on social media, hashtag them #KHQSkyfest! We'd love to see them!

Here are a few reminders of what you need to know if you go this weekend: 

How much does it cost?
-
Admission is FREE!

What time does it start and end?
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The airfield opens at 9:00am, and the air show begins at 11:00am.
- The air show ends at 4:00pm
- The gates to the airfield close at 6:00pm

What can I bring?
- Visitors are limited to the following items, which will be subject to search by Security Forces:
-Strollers and wagons for toddlers
- Diaper bags for guests with small children 
- Small women's purses 
- Handicapped items such as wheel chairs
- Official service dogs
- Lawn chairs
- Bottled water. Two bottles per person. There are free water-refill stations will be available.
- Hydration packs (CamelBak - hydration only, no backpacks)
- Cameras, video recorders and binoculars. Visitors will be required to show the items work. Items must be small enough to carry by hand.

Permitted but use discretion:
- Inhalers
- Baby bottles
- Medications. Bring prescriptions with you and in marked medical containers. (Don't bring medicine in "Sunday through Saturday containers)

Recommended items include:
- Sunscreen
- Hearing protections

What items are prohibited?
-
All visitors are subject to search by Security Forces and will NOT be allowed to pass through security with any of the following items:
- Weapons of any kind including pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, billy clubs, large-heavy chain link jewelry or belts, mace and pepper spray.
- Firearms (any type)
- Toys resembling firearms
- Outside food
- Skateboards, heelies, roller skates or blades
- Spray paint or silly string
- Glass containers (any kind)
- Alcohol
- Illegal drugs
- Bicycles
- Fireworks
- Coolers
- Backpacks, ruck sacks
- Pets
- Medical marijuana

What performances will there be and what is the schedule?

Featured Performers:

Headlining Fairchild's Open House and Air Show are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.


The U.S. Army Parachute Team, nicknamed "The Golden Knights," is the U.S. Army's official aerial demonstration team. The Team travels around the United States, performing parachute demonstrations at air shows, major league football and baseball games, and special events, connecting the Army with the American people.



Scheduled Performances:
***Times are subject***

Golden Knights

11:30 to 11:50 a.m.

The Golden Knights are the U.S. Army's official aerial demonstration team.

KC-135R Demo

11:52 a.m. to 12:06 p.m.

The KC-135 Stratotanker is the nation's premier and backbone aerial refueler.

Kent Pietsch

12:08 to 12:18 p.m.

An Interstate Cadet with a 37-foot wingspan powered by a four-cylinder engine.

Smoke-N-Thunder

12:20 to 12:30 p.m.

At 400 mph this jet car, driven by Bill Braack experiencing 11 Gs, really hauls!

Cascade Warbirds

12:32 to 12:42 p.m.

Vintage American war planes take to the skies showcasing air power heritage.

Boeing 40C

12:44 to 12:54 p.m.

The Boeing Model 40 was a single-engined U.S. mail biplane in the 1920s.

Jacquie B

12:44 to 12:54 p.m.

Jacquie Warda trickily maneuvers a two-seat 330hp triblade monoplane.

TBD P-51 Demo

12:56 to 1:11 p.m.

Check out this WWII P-51 Mustang streak across the sky in grandeur sleek.

Kent Pietsch

1:21 to 1:32 p.m.

See description above.

UH-1N Repel Demo

1:34 to 1:42 p.m.

Watch closely as SERE specialists drop on ropes from a 36th RQF helicopter.

Golden Knights

1:44 to 2:09 p.m.

See description above.

Dan Buchanan

2:11 to 2:22 p.m.

This wheelchair pilot flies an unpowered hang glider with pyrotechnic effects.

Smoke-N-Thunder

2:24 to 2:34 p.m.

See description above.

Kent Pietsch

2:36 to 2:43 p.m.

See description above.

Stearman Formation

2:45 to 3 p.m.

Stunt experts flying WWI-era biplanes are sure to wow in their formation flying.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

These F-16s perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating air power.

What about on the ground? What will be on display?
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There are a ton of cool planes and helicopters that will be available for you to get up close and personal with. They include:
- A-10 Thunderbolt II
- B-1B Lancer
- C-17 Globemaster III
- C-5 Galaxy
- C-130 Hercules
- CV-22 Osprey
- E-3 Sentry
- EA 6B Prowler
- EA-18G Growler
- F-15E Strike Eagle
- HH-60G Pave Hawk
- KC-10 Extender
- KC-135 Stratotanker
- MC-12W ISR Aircraft
- T-6A Texan II
- T-38 Talon II
- UH-1N Iroquois
- UH-72A Lakota

I can't bring outside food, so what will be available to eat inside the base?
- There are three food booths strategically placed across the flightline with a variety of food options, including: 
- 1/2 Pound Burger... $7.00
- 1/4 Pound Burger... $5.00
- Kiddie Burger...    $3.00
- Grilled Chicken Sandwich... $6.00
- BBQ Rib Sandwich... $5.00
- Gyro-Chicken, Beef, or Lamb... $7.00
- Cheese Steak - Chicken or Beef... $7.00
- Jumbo All Beef Hot Dog... $5.00
- Deluxe Jumbo Chili Dog... $6.00
- Kiddie Hot Dog...$3.00
- Polish Sausage...$5.00
- Smoked Bratwurst... $5.00
- Cheese (not sure what this is, the menu simply says "Cheese")...$7.00
- Nachos Grande...$4.00
- 7" Individual Pizza... $7.00
- Kiddie PB&J Sandwich... $2.00
- J&J Super Pretzel...$4.00
- French Fries... $3.00
- Potato Chips...$2.00

Beverages:
-
 20oz. Bottled soft drink... $3.00
- 20oz Bottled water... $3.00
- 20oz. Ice Tea... $3.00
- 20oz Isotonic... $4.00
- 12oz Hot Coffee... $2.00

Desserts:
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Vanilla Fudge Sundae Cone... $3.00
- Ice Cream Sandwich... $3.00
- Premium Ice Cream Bar... $4.00
- Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade... $4.00

What about Souvenirs?
-
Souvenirs include shirts and t-shirts, hats and patches, glasses and blankets, flags and collectible diecasts models, coloring books and other toys. All souvenirs range between $5-$160. 

What if I want to take the bus? Does STA offer service out there?
- Yes they do! 
- #61 Highway 2 Via Browne's Addition will not serve the Fairchild AFB Front Gate between 8 am and 6 pm both days because of SkyFest. Other than bypassing FAFB, it will maintain regular route and schedule. An Extra #61 Fairchild AFBbus will provide overload capacity service to SkyFest via Graham Gate. These trips will depart Plaza Zone 6 at the top of the hour from 9 am until 3 pm. See schedule below.

Regular service #61 riders can access FAFB by getting off the bus at the Yoke’s stop and boarding the Extra Service bus. The Extra Service #61 bus will service that stop at :20 after the hour from 9:20 am until 3:20 pm. Return service from FAFB to The Plaza will operate from noon until 6 pm. See schedule below.

Service from Medical Lake to FAFB will be suspended between 3 pm and 6 pm due to eastbound lane closures. Inbound #61 will travel from Medical Lake east on #902, north on Craig, east on McFarlane, north on Lawson to Highway 2 and resume route.

To Fairchild AFB from The Plaza

#61 Highway 2

ZONE 6:

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 Noon

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

From Skyfest to The Plaza

#61 Highway 2

12:00 Noon

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

Well that about answers all of my questions. Is there anything else I need to know?
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Not really. That about covers it. But just in case there is something we didn't cover,  you can check out the Official Skyfest 2014 Flyer in PDF form by clicking the link to the right of this article. 

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