2018 USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team Schedule

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2018 USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team Schedule

Post by Airshow4444 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:46 pm

Here is the 2018 airshow schedule for the USAF F-22 Raptor! Will you see them perform in 2018? Make sure to post your photos and info here on the forums!

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2017/usaf-f- ... -released/

2018 Appearance Schedule – US Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team

March 17: MCAS Yuma Airshow – Yuma, AZ
March 24-25: Los Angeles County Airshow – Lancaster, CA
March 24: Riverside Airshow – Riverside, CA (HF Only)

April 3-8: FIDAE 2018 – Santiago, Chile (Demo Only)
April 21-22: Wings Over Columbus - Columbus AFB, MS
April 28: Beale Air Show – Beale AFB, CA

May 5: Manassas Airshow - Manassas, VA (HF Only)
May 5-6: JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House – Trenton, NJ
May 12-13: MacDill Air Fest – MacDill AFB
May 19-20: Airpower Over Hampton Roads – JB Langley-Eustis, Hampton, VA
May 26-27: Jones Beach Air Show – Wantagh, NY

June 2-3: Mountain Home AFB, ID
June 9-10: Thunder Over Niagara – Niagara Falls, NY
June 23-24: Dayton Air Show – Dayton, OH
June 30-July 1: Arctic Thunder Open House – JB Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

July 21-22: Cold Lake Air Show – Cold Lake, Alberta

August 10-12: Defenders of Freedom – Offutt, NE
August 18-19: Terre Haute Air Show – Terre Haute, IN

September 8: 187th Fighter Wing Open House – Montgomery, AL
September 16: VAANG Family Day – JB Langley-Eustis, VA (Demo Only)
September 22-23: NAS Oceana Air Show – Virginia Beach, VA
September 29-30: MCAS Miramar Air Show – Miramar, CA

October 13-14: Atlanta Air Show – Hampton, GA
October 13-14: Wings over North Georgia – Rome, GA
October 20-21: Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow – Hammond, LA
October 27: 1 FW Family Day - JB Langley-Eustis, VA (Demo Only)

November 1-3: NAS Pensacola Airshow – Pensacola, FL


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Post by Airshow4444 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Feb 6th: Updated the schedule to delete Nellis (canceled) and added the 1FW Family Day at Langley and the Manassas, VA airshow (HF only).
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Post by RyanS » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 pm

I will fully update the schedule later, but the F-22 demo team will now be filling in for the Thunderbirds at Wings Over Columbus (Columbus AFB) later this month.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Updated to add the Mountain Home AFB airshow in Idaho on June 2-3!
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Post by BradleeG102896 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Something I’ve always noticed about the F-22 Team and figured someone on here would know. Why does the team use F-22’s from like Tyndall AFB or Nellis AFB? (Last time I recall the demo team was based at Langley AFB but I could be wrong) but the other demo teams use jets from the base they’re stationed at.
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Post by jpujol » Tue May 15, 2018 9:29 pm

From what I have heard, if F-22's are based at the airshow site, the F-22 team will use the local Raptors in the Demo.

All F-22's are identical, so the Team has no problem using any available Raptors and saves the cost of flying the FF 1st Fighter Wing jets.

The Team is based at Langley and will usually fly the FF 1st FW jets to most shows.
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Post by riffraff » Tue May 15, 2018 11:30 pm

I was told by the demo pilot a couple of years ago that they use an available plane from the closest base. We had a Raptor frm Alaska here at Abbotsford.
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Post by BradleeG102896 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:14 am

I just remember seeing them in Smyrna back in 2016 and they were flying Tyndall jets and then I saw pictures of the team flying Nellis jets before so I was just curious. It definetly makes sense from a cost stand point though.
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Post by RyanS » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:21 am

The F-22 team just posted that they are not able to perform at Miramar this weekend due to operational requirements. Sounds like they can't get the jets to do it I'm guessing.

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Post by awal2049 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:16 pm

RyanS wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:21 am
The F-22 team just posted that they are not able to perform at Miramar this weekend due to operational requirements. Sounds like they can't get the jets to do it I'm guessing.
I remember reading that a significant portion of the fleet is constantly on standby/forward deployment, and the limited fleet size means that only a small portion of aircraft are available for training and other nonessential operations. Here's an article about it.

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your ... -gao-says/
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