Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2018

2019 Fort Lauderdale Air Show to Feature U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team

Boca Raton, FL – The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Air Show will feature the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demo Team when it returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach, May 4-5.

Based at Langley AFB in Virginia, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team joins the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as a double headliner for the event.

Show attendees will see a full capabilities demonstration by the Raptor, which offers a combination of stealth, super cruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability. Performing both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, it can’t be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.

A combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness and weapons provides air superiority against any threat. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and eliminate air-to-air threats before being detected. Advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot’s situational awareness.

The F-22 has a significant capability to attack surface targets. Munitions are stored internally and use on-board avionics for navigation and delivery. Low-observable technologies (known as stealth) provide significantly improved survivability and lethality against any threat.

“We’re honored to have been chosen by the U.S. Air Force to feature the F-22 Raptor,” said Bryan Lilley, President of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show.  “Attendees will see a performance that defies imagination – the F-22 Raptor does backflips and stands motionless in mid-air. During high performance turns, it accelerates so rapidly that it causes its own low-pressure weather system often creating a cloud around the jet.”

Tickets are on sale now at special intro pricing through December 10th, a savings of 40 percent off the day-of-event price.

Sponsorship opportunities and corporate hospitality packages are also available and volunteer registration is now open for 2019.

For more information on the F-22 Raptor and the event please visit or follow the event on Facebook.


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  1. Airshow

    We are planning a trip down there to see the airshow but know nothing about the area. Could you give me the names of condos on the beach where the airshow will be over Ft. Lauderdale Beach. thans for your help in this matter

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