SKYFEST PHOTOS: Refueling The Thunderbirds - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

SKYFEST PHOTOS: Refueling The Thunderbirds

Posted: Updated:
KHQ's Patrick Erickson went on a refueling mission on a KC-135 prior to Skyfest KHQ's Patrick Erickson went on a refueling mission on a KC-135 prior to Skyfest
  • SKYFEST PHOTOS: Refueling The ThunderbirdsMore>>

  • SKYFEST 2014! Everything You Need To Know

    SKYFEST 2014! Everything You Need To Know

    Saturday, May 31 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-05-31 17:08:16 GMT
    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The first Skyfest since 2010 is happening this weekend at Fairchild Air Force Base in Airway Heights! More >>
    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The first Skyfest since 2010 is happening this weekend at Fairchild Air Force Base in Airway Heights! The weekend will be jam packed with the finest of the United States Military on display, both on the ground and in the air. If you attend and share your photos on social media, hashtag them #KHQSkyfest! We'd love to see them!More >>
  • PHOTOS: KHQ's Leslie Lowe Soars With The Thunderbirds

    PHOTOS: KHQ's Leslie Lowe Soars With The Thunderbirds

    Friday, May 30 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-05-30 23:23:38 GMT
    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - KHQ's Leslie Lowe got the opportunity of a lifetime this week when she flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.More >>
    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - KHQ's Leslie Lowe got the opportunity of a lifetime this week when she flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. After a crash course of training with her pilot "Wolfie," and being told which buttons not to push, she strapped in and took to the sky! More >>
  • Slideshow Landing Page

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - On Thursday, KHQ's Patrick Erickson got to tag along on a refueling mission in preparation for Skyfest. 

The Thunderbirds stay in the air thanks to a Fairchild Air Force Base staple: The KC-135. 

Check out some photos from the flight here!
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:11:33 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans.

    More >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans.

    More >>
  • Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:02:09 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency.

    More >>

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in campgrounds on Washington lands protected by the agency.

    More >>
  • Maria continues strengthening, hits 175 mph

    Maria continues strengthening, hits 175 mph

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:53:30 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) - Category 5 Hurricane Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph (280 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday evening as the storm was about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of St. Croix.

    More >>

    MIAMI (AP) - Category 5 Hurricane Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to 175 mph (280 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami says an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane took the reading Tuesday evening as the storm was about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of St. Croix.

    More >>