Your guide to SkyFest 2022

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – SkyFest is returning to Fairchild Air Force Base for the first time in three years.

The airshow was last held in 2019 and was supposed to return in 2021 but was canceled because of the pandemic.

Here is everything you need to know if you plan on heading to the show this weekend.

General Info

The show will take place on base on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on both days. Families can browse through static displays, the kids’ zone, vendor booths and exhibits before the show begins.

Aerial performances begin at 12 p.m. and run through 4:30 p.m.

The event is cashless, meaning you must bring a credit or debit card with you if you plan to buy anything.


Admission to SkyFest is free and no tickets are required.

Premium seating options are available and can be purchased here.

Parking and Traffic:

Parking is free and you’ll be directed once you get on base.

Skyfest Map

SR 2 near the base will be impacted throughout the weekend. Travelers should allow plenty of time to get to the base and expect delays around the area.

Washington State Patrol troopers and Washington Department of Transportation crews will be assisting with traffic control.


The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline this year’s show. There will be various performances throughout the day featuring a variety of planes. The full lineup is below:

  • 12:00pm – National Anthem: Wings of Blue & T-38s
  • 12:18pm – Air Oshinuga
  • 12:30pm – B-29 “Doc”
  • 12:50pm – Go EZ Aerobatics
  • 1:02pm – C-130J MAFFS (Water Drop Demo)
  • 1:20pm – SERE (Static Line Jump & Personnel Recovery Demo)
  • 1:40pm – Undaunted Airshows
  • 1:55pm – US Air Force KC-135 (w/US Air Force C-17 in Astern)
  • 2:10pm – B-25 “Grumpy”
  • 2:25pm – US Air Force B-52 (Saturday Show), US Air Force B-1 (Sunday Show)
  • 2:30pm – US Air Force C-17 Demo
  • 2:40pm – US Navy F-18 Demo Team
  • 3:15pm – US Air Force Thunderbirds

Prohibited Items:

  • Coolers
  • Excessively large bags
  • Weapons of any kind, to include pepper spray
  • Flammable items
  • Silly string/Spray paint/Permanent markers
  • Alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs of any kind
  • Glass bottles/liquids without factory seal
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters or rollerblades
  • Pets
  • Ground/Air remote controlled vehicles, to include drones
  • Walkie-talkies, HAM radios, Scanners
  • Laser pointers

Other FAQs can be found here.

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