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F-22 Raptor Airshow Demo / California Capital Airshow 2009

The F-22 Raptor flight demonstration at the California Capital Airshow was superb. Great vapor shots enhance the incredibly tight maneuvers. Maj. David "Zeke" Skalicky is the Air Combat Command demo pilot.
The F-22 Raptor's sophisticated aerodynamics, advanced flight controls, thrust vectoring nozzles, and high thrust-to-weight ratio enable the F-22 to outmaneuver all current and projected future fighters. The F-22 Raptor can cruise at mach 1.5 without using afterburners- known as supercruise. Supercruise greatly expands the range and speed over other fighter aircraft. The F-22's airframe design and avionics suite work together rendering it invisible to the enemy. The F-22 not only can protect itself with these abilities, but other assets as well.