JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VIRGINIA – Watch this awesome video, which the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team shared last week – the team is excited to bring you up close for an exclusive look at each maneuver of the F-22 demo, flown by Maj. Josh ‘Cabo’ Gunderson. From the raw thrust of the max vertical takeoff to the extreme maneuverability of the Cobra, J-Turn, Pedal Turn and Tail Slide, the team hopes you enjoy taking a ride inside the cockpit of one of the world’s most technologically advanced fighter jets. Due to the ongoing Corona Pandemic and all the measures that are taken worldwide, we unfortunately have to watch YouTube videos for a while to provide in our hunger for awesome airshow demos. So let’s enjoy this exclusive look inside the Raptor!
For the very first time, we are given an exclusive look at the complete F-22 Demo profile, flown by Maj. Josh ‘Cabo’ Gunderson. The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs precision aerial maneuvers at airshows across the world to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s premier 5th generation fighter aircraft.
The team also performs with the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation to showcase modern day fighter jets flying in formation with World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War aircraft.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the USAF unfortunately has been forced to cancel the next 5 airshows: the shows in Lancaster (CA) on March 21-22, MacDill AFB (FL) on March 28-29, the foreign show in Santiago, Chile on April 5, and the shows at MCAS Cherry Point (NC) and Dyess AFB (TX) on May 9-10.
The team’s first show of the 2020 airshow season – in Singapore on February 11-16 – was not canceled and was a success, despite of the COVID-19 restrictions during the show.
The U.S. Air Force will continuously evaluate the situation and provide updates as needed.
“The Air Force is committed to upholding the complete trust and confidence of Americans and our community engagement is the key to those connections. However, due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and to protect our Airmen, their families and the communities that support us, the Department of the Air Force is suspending all outreach activities and support to community events through May 15. This includes, but is not limited to, on-base and civilian sponsored airshows. The Air Force will continuously evaluate the situation and provide updates as needed,” the U.S. Air Force said in a statement: