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These Unique Clips of the Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team Are Mind Boggling

Viper Demo Team F-16C. Image via US Air Force

As usual, the USAF F-16C Viper Demonstration Team put on one impressive aerial display after another this airshow season. They were at their very best during EAA AirVenture 2018 at Oshkosh this year. One particular video of an early-week demo flight has been breaking the internet. The clip was shot using a cockpit cam mounted on a free-swiveling universal that turns what are usually awesome perspectives into unforgettable, how-did-they-do-that, so-that’s-what-it’s-like views of a high-G Viper Demo flight! We scoured the interweb and found them (because that’s what we do), so here they are. These full HD clips were uploaded to YouTube by Josh M. The first one is the full clip from which the shorter teases have been pulled and includes a Heritage Flight pass. Check that virtual G meter! Enjoy!

Viper Demo Team pilot Major John “Rain” Waters. Image via US Air Force

This second clip is a longer cockpit cam video with selectable viewpoint shot during a different demo flight (also including a Heritage Flight pass) by the same Viper Team demonstration pilot- Major John “Rain” Waters. Nice vapes!

The Air Combat Command (ACC) F-16 Viper Demonstration Team is based at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. The Team exists to perform precision aerial maneuvers, thereby demonstrating the unique capabilities of one of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighters, the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The team also works with the Air Force Heritage flight, thereby exhibiting the professional qualities the Air Force develops in the people who fly, maintain and support these aircraft. Airshow crowd pleasers for many years- the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team.

Viper Demo Team F-16C. Image via US Air Force

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Bill Walton

Written by Bill Walton

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.

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