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F-22 Returns to AirVenture

An F-22 Raptor leads the Heritage Flight in 2008 at Oshkosh with P-38 and P-51 trailing. Photo credit: DeKevin Thornton

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    An F-22 Raptor leads the Heritage Flight in 2008 at Oshkosh with P-38 and P-51 trailing.

July 18, 2015The amazing F-22 Raptor, which made a roaring Oshkosh debut nine years ago, returns to AirVenture this week with a scheduled Tuesday arrival during the afternoon air show.

Those who were here in 2006 will never forget the high-speed pass performed by one of the two F-22s that made a surprise appearance.

This year we’ll see more examples of the fighter’s capabilities as the F-22 Raptor demo team will perform in the Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon air shows. Those performances will be followed by U.S. Air Force Heritage Flights, pairing the Raptor with P-51 and P-38 warbirds. Heritage Flights match modern fighter aircraft with historic warbirds creating unforgettable moments in past AirVenture air shows.

In addition, the F-22 will be flown by Capt. John Cummings, an Appleton, Wisconsin, native who is the 2015 demo pilot for the F-22 nationwide.