F-22 Raptor | Photo by John Dibbs

Combat Edge Weekend

When: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
What: 
Community Event / Festival
Fly-In
Location: 
East Parking Lot

A rare, public showing of United States Air Force's premier current fighter, the Lockheed F-22 Raptor, will be at the Museum on the weekend of May 9-10. Two F-22s arrived at Boeing Field on May 7. The aircraft are parked the Boeing Military Ramp next to the Museum, where they will be stationed until they are towed to Museum's parking lot for public display, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 9-10. Raptor crew members will be with the planes to meet Museum visitors each day. The aircraft and crews are assigned to the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. The planes are scheduled to fly away on May 12 at noon.
An F-15D Eagle will arrive on Friday, May 8 at 2:30 p.m. to join the F-22s on display at Museum. The pilot will also be with the plane on the weekend, and on the panel discussion Saturday and Sunday with the F-22 pilots.

There will be presentations and a panel discussion with the Raptor and Eagle pilots, and aviation photographer John Dibbs, in the Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dibbs' beautiful air-to-air photographs of military aircraft are known worldwide. He and the pilots will talk about flying military jets and photo missions, with each program featuring Dibbs' stunning photographs and videos.