The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor demonstration team discussed their careers and the power of the stealth aircraft during a special visit Friday, June 3, at MTSU. The Raptors, who spoke in the Business and Aerospace Building’s State Farm Lecture Hall, were in Rutherford County for the 2016 Great Tennessee Airshow held Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at Smyrna Airport. With about 100 people in attendance, including nearly 45 members of area Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol composite squadrons for teenagers, Raptor team members left quite an impression on adults and young people alike. Raptor demo teams are known for performing precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the F-22, which is the world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft capable at flying at great speeds and altitudes. Here’s a recap of their visit:
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— Video by Leigh Harrington