Friday, July 28, 2017

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, Tri-Cities Water Follies Airshow, July 28, 2017

It's been awhile, but parenthood has made research, photography, and in general aviation related exploration and appreciation difficult to impossible at best.  But!  As a teacher I get the summers off and after making sure all was done at home I packed the kids up and we went to the Tri-Cities in Washington state.  I stopped at the Pasco airport and saw the F-22s parked there, but there was no public display due to security concerns, so we traveled to the venue and watched the airshow.

The F-22 is...well, it can put on a show!  The pilot put it into a spin and then recovered, then he did what looked like the F-22 version of the Su-27's Cobra and then walked it along solely on afterburner.  I was truly impressed.  Here is a flagrant display of Plane porn.  Enjoy!