F-22 Raptor coming to Abbotsford International Airshow

Abbotsford on the list of only 21 approved show sites for stealth fighter.



The United States Air Force is returning to the Abbotsford International Airshow.

The Air Force announced its schedule for its F-22 Raptor Demonstration on Monday, with Abbotsford on the list of only 21 approved show sites this season.

The F-22 Raptor will join the Breitling Jet Team from France, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Hornet, and several other aviators at the show, which runs from Aug. 7 to 9 at Abbotsford International Airport.

In addition to a solo performance, the F-22 Raptor will participate in a Heritage Flight formation with a restored 1945 P-51 “Val-Halla” from Washington’s Heritage Flight Museum.

The F-22 Raptor is the US Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, boasting a combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics. The Raptor, which performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, will be flown by demonstration pilot Capt. John “Taboo” Cummings.

For more information, visit www.abbotsfordairshow.com.