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Imperial War Museum Duxford 2016.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
My rendition Dan.. Lockheed Martin F22-A Raptor by davincipoppalag
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pynesol Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019
I have heard they are quite expensive to operate. I'm surprised one would do air shows, if that is true.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2019   Photographer
On the contrary, as one of the most modern and sophisticated combat aircraft in the USAF's arsenal, the Raptor's presence on the airshow circuit will be seen by those in command as significantly important, if not vital to the future of their operation.

The role that Airshow's play in the world of military aviation is far more than simply for the frivolous entertainment of the masses. Airshows are a way for the armed forces to engage with the public and promote the work that they do. It's fair to say, that it is likely that a good many who serve air arms around the globe in any capacity, will have gained their passion for aviation through public engagement like this. Whether that be those who fly, or simply work on the aircraft, it is all to often a love of aviation that put them where they are and airshows work to encourage that enthusiasm and passion. In short, the pilots of today were very likely the airshow audiences of the past, so an aircraft like the Raptor is an incredibly powerful tool in that regard because it can create memories and stir passion in people. Not to mention the fact that people like to know where their hard earned tax money is going and airshows are a way to highlight this along with promoting national pride. 
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ScorpioEight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely stated!   
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pynesol Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019
Fair enough. Thanks, again. 
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous. :salute:
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Artzicon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019
Your laser-guided focus has scored a hit with this extreme capture!
As always, first class work Sir. 
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Hotstreak2k3 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2019
Beautiful and deadly!
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incoming-101 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work Mate!

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nov1design Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful plane.
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Lennonsoda93 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Great shot!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful shot of it Dan!
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