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SkyFest 2014

For the first time since 2010, the popular air show, SkyFest, returns this weekend to Fairchild Air Force Base.


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PT 17 WWII era biplanes flies past a multicolored umbrella during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane, Wash. on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Pilot Justin Drafts of Seattle drives his Nanchang CJ-6, Chinese trainer past the crowd during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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The crowd flows out of an Air Force reserve Command C5B Galaxy walking toward a KC 10 air refueler during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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“I got out of the Navy in November of 1952,” said Korean War veteran Harold Vannurden of Spokane as he stays cool in the shade during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Staff Sergeant Roman Grijalva of the U.S.Army’s Golden Knights kicks off SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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SkyFest 2014 attracted thousands to Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Jerre and Brett Lewis of Waverly, Washington brought their son Maddex, 3, to SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Friends gather, from left, Robin Hill of Kenmore, Anne Coatney of Renton, Ginny Ivanecki and Bonnie Reid both from Vancouver B.C. to watch the action during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Kids tour the UH-60A/L “Black Hawk” during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Pilot Kent Peitch glides the Interstate Cadet 90 HP through the sky during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Members of Air Force Thunderbirds took to the sky during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


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Anna Field, 9, right, uses a rolled up newspaper to get a better view of the Air Force Thunderbirds as her dad Ray Field holds his daughter Sophie, 5, on his shoulders during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.


Tracy Jordan of Moses Lake checks out the traveling 911 Memorial exhibit flag with the names of everyone who lost their lives in the terrorist attack. The memorial was on display during SkyFest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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