More Than 210,000 Attend SkyFest 2014 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

More Than 210,000 Attend SkyFest 2014

Posted: Updated:
FAIR CHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - The SkyFest air show returned to Fairchild Air Force Base this weekend for the first time since 2010 when it was grounded by budget problems.

More than 210,000 people attended SkyFest during the free two-day event.

"Things are going phenomenal, we couldn't have planned for better weather," said Maj. Robert Aikman, SkyFest 2014 director. "The teams are performing wonderfully, the public is enjoying it, and the traffic is flowing. Everyone is working as a team to make it a success."

There were more than 10 aerial performances and for the grand finale of the day, a demonstration from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

The F-16 Thunderbirds precision air team was one of the main attractions.  Among the aircraft on display was the Black Hawk helicopter, the tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey and the KC-135 Stratotanker, the Air Force's main aerial refueler.



  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dog found nearly dead with gunshot wounds still needs a home

    Dog found nearly dead with gunshot wounds still needs a home

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:21:26 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of you may remember Bella, the American Staffordshire Terrier that stole our hearts after she was found by a family camping in the woods near Coeur d'Alene beaten, starving and nearly dead from two gun shot wounds. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of you may remember Bella, the American Staffordshire Terrier that stole our hearts after she was found by a family camping in the woods near Coeur d'Alene beaten, starving and nearly dead from two gun shot wounds. The family who found her, rushed her to the vet and somehow she survived. >>>ADOPT BELLA>>> >>
  • First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

    First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:44:21 GMT
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff's detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition.The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment.>>
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff's detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition.The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment.
    >>
  • WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:52:54 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane Police investigating stabbing

    Spokane Police investigating stabbing

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:36:08 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are hoping you can help them find the people responsible for stabbing a man Monday night in downtown Spokane. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are hoping you can help them find the people responsible for stabbing a man Monday night in downtown Spokane. Officer Theresa Fuller told KHQ a man with stab wounds walked into the AMR building at Monroe and Sinto around 10:00pm looking for help. The man told medical personel he had been stabbed near an apartment building a few blocks away. >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Washington's 50 safest cities

    SLIDESHOW: Washington's 50 safest cities

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:32:13 GMT
    KHQ.COM - There are hundreds of cities in the Evergreen State, but which ones are the safest? >>
    KHQ.COM - There are hundreds of cities in the Evergreen State, but which ones are the safest? Earlier this year, www.safewise.com released the results of independent research, coupled with the 2012 FBI Crime Report to rank the fifty safest cities in Washington with a population of 5,000 or more.>>
  • Spokane Police: Bullying video allegedly from Spokane is actually from New York

    Spokane Police: Bullying video allegedly from Spokane is actually from New York

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:58:49 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A video bullying video surfaced on a Spokane news organization's Facebook page on September 13th. The video shows a girl getting attacked by bullies and she looks to be in middle school or high school. The person who uploaded the video to the page had the profile name, "Stephen Burbank.">>
    KHQ.COM - A video bullying video surfaced on a Spokane news organization's Facebook page on September 13th. The video shows a girl getting attacked by bullies and she looks to be in middle school or high school. The person who uploaded the video to the page had the profile name, "Stephen Burbank."
    >>