Hold on to your hats....ARRIVING in 2021....the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will be coming to Battle Creek this year. This USAF aircraft is GUARANTEED to drop your jaw in 2.2 seconds.
Coming from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team is the PREMIERE single-ship demo of the Air Force's Air Combat Command. The F-22 made its first Michigan Air Show appearance at the Field of Flight in 2010. Since then, it has appeared in Battle Creek two additional times as well as two other times at two separate shows in the State of Michigan. This shows the rarity of seeing this amazing aircraft perform. In fact, the demo team is only scheduled to perform at 23 shows. Battle Creek is the ONLY show site in Michigan to have hosted this coveted jet demo FOUR times.
Major Paul "Loco" Lopez will take to the Battle Creek skies to showcase the amazing capabilities of the fighter that is leading America into the future of aviation technology. The aircraft represents an exponential leap in war-fighting capabilities with its combination of stealth, super-cruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability. The aircraft performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st Century Air Force.
The aircraft is aerodynamically designed and uses a thrust vectoring system, proving it to be one of the most advanced military aircraft around today. It literally performs maneuvers that no other modern military jet can. Along with its stealth capabilities, the aircraft can sneak into targets undetected, protecting itself and other assets from air-to-air and air-to-ground threats.
Speaking of dropping jaws, hold on to your hats as the F-22 thunders through our skies on in July. The aircraft's engines produces more THRUST than any current fighter engine. Get ready Battle Creek....BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT TO GET LOUD!!