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SkyFest

Fairchild Air Force Base hosts SkyFest on Saturday and Sunday, an annual event showcasing a variety of aircraft.


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A C-17 Globemaster demonstrates its remarkable slow speed capabilities at Skyfest 2010 on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Fairchild Air Force Base.


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Students from Fairchild Air Force Base’s SERE school tumble out of the back of a C-130.


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A P-51 Mustang, top, an F-4 Phantom, center, and an A-10 Thunderbolt fly in formation at Skyfest 2010 at Fairchild Air Force Base. This formation of aircraft old and new is called a “heritage flight” and it matched, from top to bottom, a WWII fighter, a Vietnam-era fighter and a modern ground attack plane.


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An F-4 Phantom, top, a P-51 Mustang, center, and an A-10 Thunderbolt fly in formation at Skyfest 2010 at Fairchild Air Force Base Saturday, July 24, 2010. This formation of aircraft old and new is called a “heritage flight” and it matched a, from top to bottom, a Vietnam era fighter, a WWII-era fighter and a modern ground attack plane.


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Four Stearman aircraft, a pre-WWII trainer, fly in formation at Skyfest 2010 on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Fairchild Air Force Base.


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Jacquie Warda, who goes by the name Jacquie B when flying, tumbles her Pitts biplane at Skyfest 2010.


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Kids and adults crowd around the “Cool Zone,” a portable misting machine with fans, which cooled the crowd during Skyfest 2010.


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Crowds seek shelter in the shade of a massive B-1 bomber at Skyfest 2010.


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Crowds seek relief from the blazing sun in a B-52-shaped shadow on the flight line at Skyfest 2010.


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Tim Weber, in his Geico-sponsored X300 airplane, drops into a dive and prepares to go vertical at Skyfest 2010.


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Summer Branting, 3, is protected from the roar of an F-18 jet while her father, Jason Branting, left, and Curtis Carr, right, watch the spectacular aerobatics and speed of the Navy jets at Skyfest 2010.


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The Thunderbirds rocket past the announcer’s platform during Skyfest 2010.


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The Thunderbirds pull into a climb in their diamond formation at Skyfest 2010.


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Four of the Thunderbirds rocket toward a vertical climb during Skyfest 2010.


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People on the bleachers get to their feet to catch a glimpse of the Thunderbirds’ routine at Skyfest 2010.


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Four of the Thunderbirds rocket toward the ground during their routine at Skyfest 2010.


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Four of the Thunderbirds rocket toward the ground during their routine at Skyfest 2010.


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Four of the Thunderbirds rocket toward the ground during their routine at Skyfest 2010 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, July 24, 2010.


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The Thunderbirds rocket up a vertical climb over Skyfest 2010, which included a car show of classic and recent Ford Thunderbirds.

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