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SKYFEST PHOTOS: Refueling The Thunderbirds

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KHQ's Patrick Erickson went on a refueling mission on a KC-135 prior to Skyfest KHQ's Patrick Erickson went on a refueling mission on a KC-135 prior to Skyfest
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - On Thursday, KHQ's Patrick Erickson got to tag along on a refueling mission in preparation for Skyfest. 

The Thunderbirds stay in the air thanks to a Fairchild Air Force Base staple: The KC-135. 

Check out some photos from the flight here!
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