F22 Raptor at Farnborough Airshow

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The Farnborough International Airshow is next week, and they were practising today. The F22 Raptor made a pass right over my house. I took these from my backyard. :biggrin:

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Those things are monstrously awesome. Nice of them to fly right by! The Raptor sounds AMAZING on full tap. I've had the pleasure of being in the air with a Raptor. It's ridiculous.
 
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Thanks for the compliments!

The pilot was giving it a good workout, standing it on its tail etc. Unfortunately it was mostly too far away to get shots. It does sound amazing though.
 
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I hope to see the Raptor flying when visiting RIAT (Fairford) next Saturday.
Never saw it "live" performing.
 
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Great shot!! I love watching the Raptor fly. Truly magnificent!

Here are a couple of shot of mine from last year at the Oceana NAS airshow.
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It is an incredible plane, the pilot does an excellant performance. I saw him at Langley this year. All I can say is amazing.

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Thanks all :smile:

Cougar, those are great shots, I hope that next week I can get some shots from closer, but the Raptor is only flying on Monday I believe.
I love the way condensation clouds form on the wings during sharp turns. :eek:
 
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Wonderful shots...I'm still lamenting the retirement of the F-14, but these make me a bit less sad, beautiful aircraft are still being built.:smile:
 
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awesome pics! I'm going to the airshow next year to the Tyndall AFB Airshow to see if perform...I can't wait!

they are having a bit of a problem with it in testing. The F/A-18 Super Hornet is able to get the jump on it. apparently the raptor's engines hesitate when hitting the throttles to 100% or to afterburner.
 

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