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Wings Over Washington Air Show Comes to the Tri-Cities

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PASCO, Wash.-- Two Canadian Forces Snowbird jets from The Wings Over Washington Air Show made a quick stop at Bergstrom Aircraft in the Tri-Cities Airport.

This world renowned demonstration was last in the Tri-Cities in 2001. This year it's being presented by the Robert Young Communities.

It's a 45 minute show choreographed to music. Pilots say there are 11 jets total, but only 9 of them are in the air.

Two of them stay on the ground to monitor safety. Some of the pilots like staying grounded because they get a chance to mingle with the crowd.

"The pilots don't get to really appreciate what the crowd sees in the show, but we get to hear the Oohs and the Aahs, and we definitely bring that back to the pilots," said Captain Steve Thompson, one of the Team Coordinators.

The air show is scheduled to hit the Tri-Cities on September 24th. But pilots say they have been training for the 2008 season since mid November last year.

They run through the show about 12 times a week. And for all boat race fans this air show won't affect the Water Follies Air show at the end of July.