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F-16 and F-22 Demo Teams to Perform at AirVenture 2019

  • F-16 and F-22 Demo Teams to Perform at AirVenture 2019
    Photo by: Connor Madison
  • F-16 and F-22 Demo Teams to Perform at AirVenture 2019
    Photo by: Nick Moore

December 20, 2018 - The U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team as well as the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will be heading to Oshkosh this summer to take part in heritage flights during the daily air shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, which will be held July 22-28. Capt. Zoe Kotnick will be the F-16 demo pilot, while Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez will be the F-22 demo pilot.

The two demonstration teams announced their 2019 schedules during the International Council of Air Shows convention in Las Vegas.

Heritage flights, which feature two to four aircraft from different eras, show the different technologies of the various aviation eras and salute the people and aircraft of the U.S. Air Force. Among the warbirds that have participated in past heritage flights are the P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, F-86 Sabre, and AD-1 Skyraider. Last year’s heritage flights featured an F-16 from the Viper Demonstration Team, an AD-1 Skyraider, and P-51 Mustangs.