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F-22 prepares for air show season at Columbus AFB

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 has a maximum takeoff weight of 83,000 pounds. For public demonstrations the aircraft will not carry any ammunition and will open the bomb doors to show off the array of areal capabilities the airframe has. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 has a maximum takeoff weight of 83,000 pounds. For public demonstrations the aircraft will not carry any ammunition and will open the bomb doors to show off the array of areal capabilities the airframe has. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Airmen watch as an F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies by during an aerial demonstration Feb. 2, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Lopez is a member of Air Combat Command’s F-22 Single Ship Demonstration Team at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross)

Airmen watch as an F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies by during an aerial demonstration Feb. 2, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Lopez is a member of Air Combat Command’s F-22 Single Ship Demonstration Team at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. Lopez is a member of Air Combat Command’s F-22 Single Ship Demonstration Team at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. Lopez utilized the airspace at and around Columbus AFB as he prepared for the 2018 air show season.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. Lopez is a member of Air Combat Command’s F-22 Single Ship Demonstration Team at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. Lopez utilized the airspace at and around Columbus AFB as he prepared for the 2018 air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gross)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 engines are extremely powerful, paired with the aerodynamic design this allows the aircraft to cruise at supersonic speeds without using afterburner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 engines are extremely powerful, paired with the aerodynamic design this allows the aircraft to cruise at supersonic speeds without using afterburner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies by Airmen during an aerial demonstration Feb. 2, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Lopez performed aerial demonstration at Columbus AFB in preparation for the 2018 air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies by Airmen during an aerial demonstration Feb. 2, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Lopez performed aerial demonstration at Columbus AFB in preparation for the 2018 air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, practices aerial acrobatics during a demonstration Feb. 2, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The F-22 is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, practices aerial acrobatics during a demonstration Feb. 2, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The F-22 is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Maj. Paul Lopez, flew an F-22 Raptor through Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, airspace Feb. 2, 2018.

Lopez is a member of Air Combat Command’s F-22 Single Ship Demonstration Team at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia.


He utilized the airspace at and around Columbus AFB as he prepared for the 2018 air show season.