May 16, 1997 in Seven

Aerospace Day At Fairchild A.F.B.

 

The annual Aerospace Day at Fairchild Air Force Base is Sunday and, while there won’t be a spectacular aerial display, plenty of speed machines will be sitting on the ground where they can be closely inspected.

The base will open at 10 a.m. to the public. Head out Highway 2 west and look for the signs (or the lineup to turn into the base). Take care to remember where you parked your car and wear your walking shoes. The parking lots are a healthy walk away from the airplane hangers. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also a good things to take since there isn’t much shade and the sun reflects off the cement even if it’s hazy.

There will be concession stands and portable toilets.

Following is the schedule of demonstrations:

10 a.m. Radio controlled aircraft

11 a.m. Swearing-in ceremony

11:30 a.m. Pitts Specials demonstration

11:45 a.m. Flag jump Noon Aerospace Day Ceremony

12:10 p.m. KC-135 fly-by

12:30 p.m. CF-18 demonstration

12:42 p.m. T-3 demonstration

12:50 p.m. UH-1/Survival demonstration

1:10 p.m. CT-133 fly-by

1:20 p.m. Yak 55 demonstration

1:30 p.m. Staudbacher S2B demonstration

1:40 p.m. R22B

2:05 p.m. F-16 demonstration.

The static displays will include a B-52, KC-135E, F-117, CH-146, CF-18, CT133, F-18, C-12, C-141, T-3, T-1, P-51, T-34, UH-1, KingAir, Bell 412 Rescue, T-33, Citabria, F-15, BE-77 and PA-28.

, DataTimes


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