Sunday, June 1, 2014

PHOTOS: Skyfest 2014

Posted By on Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM

After a four-year absence due to budget constraints, Skyfest returned to Fairchild Air Force Base this weekend. Thousands came out to see many different military aircraft, including a B-1B bomber, F-15E, V-22 Osprey and many others, along with demonstrations by the Army’s Golden Knights and the Air Force's Thunderbirds.

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Members of the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army parachute team, look out from the team's airplane after they drop a streamer before a practice jump.

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Members of the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army parachute team, leave their airplane during a practice jump.

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Visitors gather around a B-1B.

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U.S. Air Force 389th Fighter Squadron Capt. Dan Hendren, right, shows the cockpit of his F-15E to 12-year-old Preston Johnson.

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Four-year-old Hunter Frein, left, inspects an F-15E as his grandfather James looks on.

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Visitors walk past an F-15E.

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William Wadmer, top, takes a photo of the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron F-16.

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Visitors line up to enter a KC-10.

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Visitors line up to enter a V-22 Osprey.

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Six-year-old Gracin Siegel, left, and her mother Staci sit in the cockpit of a V-22 Osprey.

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George Laplace, in the foregrond, points to passing U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron F-16s as his 8-year-old daughter Celeste watches.

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A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron F-16 makes a pass.

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron perform in their F-16s.

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Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron F-16s perform.

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Young Kwak is a photographer at the Inlander. He has worked on stories ranging from silver mining and cattle ranching to car racing and backyard wrestling, learning a lot about the Inland Northwest in the process...