Duluth Airshow landing in Duluth soon, with new additions taking off

By KBJR News 1

Stealth fighter the F-22 “Raptor”

February 20, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Airshow will be landing here this August 23-24, and a lot of new firsts will be taking off.

Additions to this year's Duluth Airshow:
-Jet Powered Semi-truck
-Jet Powered 1929 Waco Bi-plane
-The United States Air Force's (USFA) latest stealth fighter, F-22 "Raptor"

"This is probably the biggest announcement we have ever made, considering that 99.9% of the military, let alone general public, has ever seen a "Raptor" fly," the Airshow President, Ryan Kern, said.

This is the first time the F-22 "Raptor" will be flying in Duluth. The "Raptor" will headline the airshow at Duluth, which is one of thirteen cities that will get to experience this sought after demonstration.

The "Raptor" is a single-seat, twin-engine, fifth-generation fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. Designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, it also has ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence capabilities. More than a dozen other air performers will be in the line-up.

For more information about the airshow, please click here.

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