The United States Air Force is returning to the Abbotsford International Airshow.
The Air Force announced its schedule for its F-22 Raptor Demonstration on Monday, with Abbotsford on the list of only 21 approved show sites this season.
The F-22 Raptor will join the Breitling Jet Team from France, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet, and several other aviators at the show, which runs from Aug. 7 to 9 at Abbotsford International Airport.
In addition to a solo performance, the F-22 Raptor will participate in a Heritage Flight formation with a restored 1945 P-51 “Val-Halla” from Washington's Heritage Flight Museum.
The F-22 Raptor is the US Air Force's newest fighter aircraft, boasting a combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics. The Raptor, which performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, will be flown by demonstration pilot Capt. John “Taboo” Cummings.
For more information, visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com.