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Langley Airmen showcase Raptor at Heritage Flight

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, smiles at one of his crew chiefs after a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, smiles at one of his crew chiefs after a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2018. Lopez’s call sign recognizes his love for what he does in the Air Force as he is crazy about flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

An Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team crew chief directs parking an F-22 Raptor post-flight at the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017.

An Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team crew chief directs parking an F-22 Raptor post-flight at the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2018. Throughout the course, the demo team practiced perfecting precision movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team commander, conducts post flight procedures after a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team commander, conducts post flight procedures after a U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2018. In his demonstration, Lopez shows spectators the F-22’s thrust vectoring, superscruise, stealth, manueverability and weapons load features. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor, demonstrating its combat capabilities during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor, demonstrating its combat capabilities during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2018. The Raptor is a multirole fighter capable of supporting both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor, demonstrating its combat capabilities during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor, demonstrating its combat capabilities during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2018. The F-22 Raptor demonstration team is based out of Joint Base Langley Eustis’ 1st Fighter Wing in Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course spectators visit the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team before the Raptor team’s flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course spectators visit the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team before the Raptor team’s flight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2018. Prior to the course’s flights, Davis-Monthan AFB opened the airfield ramp for spectators to view the various generations of U.S. Air Force airframes featured in heritage flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Darshele Green, Air Combat Command F-22Raptor Demostration Team avionics technician, visits with U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course spectators at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Darshele Green, Air Combat Command F-22Raptor Demostration Team avionics technician, visits with U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course spectators at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2018. The Heritage flight training course was the team’s first community outreach opportunity to talk about and showcase the F-22 Raptor’s fifth-generation capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor in formation with P-51 Mustangs during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor in formation with P-51 Mustangs during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2018. The heritage flights featured combat-proven, legacy and fourth and fifth-generation aircraft demonstrations and formations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor, demonstrating its combat capabilities during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, flies the F-22 Raptor, demonstrating its combat capabilities during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2 ,2018. The F-22 Raptor is a multi-role stealth fighter aircraft capable of projecting air dominance rapidly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Children watch the Air Combat Command Raptor Demostration Team aerial demonstration during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course spectators at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2017.
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Children watch the Air Combat Command Raptor Demostration Team aerial demonstration during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course spectators at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 4, 2018. The Heritage Flight and demonstration teams showcase generations of U.S. airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Guard Senior Airman Annemarie Prozillo, Air Combat Command Raptor Demostration Team aircrew flight equipment technician, speaks with U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course attendees at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Guard Senior Airman Annemarie Prozillo, Air Combat Command Raptor Demostration Team aircrew flight equipment technician, speaks with U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course attendees at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2 ,2018. The demonstration team is comprised of both active duty and Guard members from the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Fighter Wing, respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Deane Mitchell, World War II veteran and pilot, speaks with members of the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2017.
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Deane Mitchell, World War II veteran and pilot, speaks with members of the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 2, 2018. The team spoke with him about advancements in aviation, including the features of their team’s fifth-generation stealth fighter jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Members of the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, take a break after launching the F-22 Raptor during the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2017.
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Members of the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team, take a break after launching the F-22 Raptor during the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2018. During the training, teams launched up to three training sorties a day ensuring both ground and aircrew had the opportuninity to fine-tune demonstration manuevers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Darshele Green, Air Combat Command Raptor Demostration Team avionics technician, climbs inside an F-22 Raptor’s engine intake post-flight at the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Darshele Green, Air Combat Command Raptor Demostration Team avionics technician, climbs inside an F-22 Raptor’s engine intake post-flight at the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2018. The F-22 Raptor is an advanced multi-role stealth fighter that is on the Heritage Flight Team to help educate future generations of the long-term importance of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

An Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team crew chief directs parking an F-22 Raptor post-flight at the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2017.
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An Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstation Team crew chief directs parking an F-22 Raptor post-flight at the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2018. Throughout the course, the demonstration team practiced perfecting precision movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force crew chiefs with the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team salute Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, ACC F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, before taking off during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force crew chiefs with the Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team salute Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, ACC F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, before taking off during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2018. The training course is a familiarization opportunity for all heritage and demonstration teams to fly together prior to the start of the air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Banducci, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team low observable aircraft structures technician, ensures an F-22 Raptor’s canopy maintains its low observablity during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Banducci, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team low observable aircraft structures technician, ensures an F-22 Raptor’s canopy maintains its low observablity during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2018. Low observability features aid the Raptor’s stealth capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Banducci, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team low observable aircraft structures technician, checks the low observable parts of an F-22 Raptor during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Banducci, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team low observable aircraft structures technician, checks the low observable parts of an F-22 Raptor during the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, March 1, 2018. The Raptor Demonstration Team is composed of Airmen from various maintenance and technical fields that support the aerial demonstration team mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

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