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Mount Vernon School District Announcement of Air Force Fly Over

The Mount Vernon School District is pleased to announce that Captain Benjamin Drake, United States Airforce (Fairchild AFB/Spokane) will be flying over the Mount Vernon area on April 22, 2022 sometime between the hours of 11:45AM and 1:30PM. Captain Drake is pilot of the KC-135, a refueling jet. His flight path from Spokane is scheduled to fly over Whidbey Island then head east around the Mount Vernon area. Captain Drake is pleased that his flight path will bring him this direction as he is a proud Bulldog alum who offers his thanks and hello to the Mount Vernon Community. Due to the visit to Seattle by President Biden, we want to allay any possible concerns when Skagit County residents see or hear a Refueling jet from Spokane’s Fairchild Air Force Base. Thank you for your service Captain Drake and squadron.

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