Every day in the airshow schedule at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh there is a slot for a “secret” arrival. On Friday 7/28/2017 the arrival was a section of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighters. These particular Raptors made the trip from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) near Panama City in the Florida panhandle. Tyndall was one of the first places F-22s began prowling the skies, and the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) is tasked with training Raptor pilots to fly these air superiority fighters. The F-22s they sent to Oshkosh for static display (sigh) are assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS). Enjoy the sights and sounds of Raptors over Oshkosh uploaded by our good friends at AirshowstuffVideos.
Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.