Among the attractions to be seen at next month’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon will be the US Air Force’s stealthy F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter.
“This is a special aircraft and we have been trying to get it to Avalon for many years,” Airshow CEO Ian Honnery said. “It is really exciting that at long last we will be able to host the F-22 for the Australian public to see for the first time.”
The F-22 on display at Avalon is expected to come from the Elmendorf, Alaska based F-22s currently deployed to Kadena, Japan.
“Avalon 2011 will be the largest show we have put on to date, with so many aircraft being exhibited, that we have had to extend our aircraft static display parks to fit them all in,” Honnery said.
The Avalon Airshow runs from March 1-6, with gates open to the public from 2.00pm on Friday March 4.