Pic of the Week (24 March) F-22 Raptor

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This image of a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor was taken by AirSpace user runlikehell at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas at Aviation Nation in 2007. The 60th anniversary of the US Air Force.  

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AirSpace user Runlikehell uploaded this image of an F-22 Raptor to his own gallery. He says: “The image was taken at Aviation Nation in 2007, that year was the 60th anniversary of the USAF.

“The Friday was media day and this shot was taken towards the end of the afternoon and the clouds had rolled in quite quickly after a sunny start.

“Maj Paul Max Moga was the pilot and the image was of the final flyby at speed, the light was poor but the afterburner from the Raptor was fantastic and made up for the lack of sunshine.

“2007 I think was also the first year that the Raptor Demo Team was allowed to show off the spectacular capabilities of the airframe in public.”

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