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Skyfest draws thousands


Last updated 6/27/2019 at 11:09am

Shannen Talbot

Matthew Butters and his son Psy take in the airshow at Skyfest 2019.

Retired Tech Sgt. Victor Klingler just loves aircrafts.

That's why he traveled from Clarkston to attend Skyfest 2019 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, June 22. He wasn't alone - West Plains locals and visitors alike flocked to the base in droves, hoping to catch a glimpse of high-flying air performances and tour aircraft parked firmly on the ground.

"I'm just an aircraft nut," Klingler said, sitting in the bleachers with a dead-ahead view of the airfield and a content smile creasing his face. "I still get to be a part of it."

Klingler was just one of many veterans who came to pay...

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