U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Coming to 2015 Air Show

Fighter to Make First Appearance Ever in Maine

The United States Air Force will be sending the F-22 Raptor to perform demonstrations at the 2015 Great State of Maine Air Show.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were previously announced as the featured performers of the show which will take place at Brunswick Executive Airport Labor Day Weekend, September 5th & 6th, 2015.

The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor will be making its first-ever appearance in Maine and one of only 20 North American air shows where the Raptor will perform in 2015. The Raptor is the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft and one of the most sought-after demonstrations on the air show circuit. Its incredible maneuverability, aided by its computerized controls and powerful, thrust-vectoring jet engines, make the Raptor an astonishing air show aircraft.

The Raptor performs maneuvers in its air show demonstration that appear to be impossible for a jet aircraft to perform including hovering, tail slides and paddle turns more common from a civilian bi-plane. The Raptor is also capable of supersonic flight and will demonstrate incredible high speed passes as part of its performance. The F-22 appearing at this year’s show is based at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia and the demonstrations will be flown by Captain John “Taboo” Cummings of Appleton, Wisconsin.

More exciting details about other show performers, static displays and additional features will be announced soon. A wide range of ticket options for every budget are now available from general admission to private chalets where spectators enjoy the most exclusive seating, private amenities and the best view of the show. Advance discounted tickets for the show are available online at www.GreatStateofMaineAirShow.us.

 

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